panic attack

lights blink before my eyes

of warning before warning

each fright rings in vibration

every nerve stimulated

at the high alert of possibilities

abandoning reality’s reasoning

the surreal envelops and closes in

cloud cover creates chaos

blurred vision and beating heart

climbing out as my throat closes

to keep everything from escaping

closing

closing

breathing

trying

warning

warning…

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pretty ponies

fastened to this reality

I clung to the surreal

hoping I could pull it close

enough to jump

from here to there

bridging the gap of madness

but never stepping in it

landing in the dreamland

of hopes and wishes

and pretty pretty ponies

I didn’t have the strength

the resolve to draw it near

so I let go and found

I was a mighty mare

all along