BetrayalI feel it all over my body.
It slides down my cheeks like salty, watery jewels,
Leaving trails as it falls, splashing without a sound.
It feels like fire, burning through my veins and singeing my bones,
Destroying me from the inside out.
It's like a cancer, it grows and spreads and there are very few ways to treat it,
So it feels like death is tiptoeing closer, whispering darkness into weary ears.
It is bile and acid threatening to peak and leave stains on the carpet,
Like the scars I feel etching their permanent marks on my heart.
It is jumbled thoughts and no voice while vocal cords beg to vibrate,
It's panic and hatred and too much to handle.
It's an aching in my fingers once the numbness subsides,
And my jaw is clenched while my teeth grind like a full room of clumsy dancers.
It's like light suddenly isn't so bright and sounds are suddenly dull and distant,
Like my senses are dissolving, distorting, and suddenly I'm just existing.
It slithers through my mind like a serpent of