Locked Inside Myself
Screaming, scratching, clawing crying;
Struggling while my soul is dying.
Wrenching. wretchng, stabbing, tearing;
Trusting none, no longer caring.
Burning, bleeding, grasping, groping;
I've given up pretense of hoping.
Reaching, wanting, needing, trying;
I've thrown away the dream of flying.
Trapped inside my weakened shell....
I long for heaven,
but live in hell.
Caren E. Salas