2017-05-14

Failure

Like barbed wire,
tied in knots around your chest.

Like falling into icy water,
while gasping for your breath.

A sudden numbness,
erasing feelings and desire.

Shame of weakness and fragility,
envelopes you like fire.

Sapped of energy, vitality,
and strength to move on.

Turn away, close your eyes,
your insignificant first-world problem.