POEM: ‘Coma’

POEM: ‘Coma’

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
I feel the desperate need to escape.
I’m the fly curled shivering in the web
The spider approaches at increasing speed.
I hear Cerberus’ sinister growl
Waiting for me, expecting me there.
I hear the siren singing
I avoid her song and don’t dare look in her eyes.
I feel the winter closing in
My heart iced cold
Emotion frozen.
Only fear and hurt remain.
Anxiety never rests.
Replay and re-evaluate
Turn life upside down.
A nauseous view of darkened history.
Set the controls for the heart of the sun
I need to rest
I need to sleep.