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Emergency – Poetry

April 23, 2011

Emergency


In a dark room shadows are still.

There is movement in sound.

The tap and scrape of heels

creates images. Hands scuff along the walls

feeling for holes or handles.

A quick drawn breath. A pen or coin drops.

A cough dashes through the air.

Dust competes with darkness in oppressing us.

The cool touch of a metal door tingles

every last nerve. An electric hum of warning

half starts a scream. It is hastily black bagged

and suffocated. No one speaks, but all know,

to surround and subdue the panic.

Standing still never felt so hard.

Vertigo seeps in and dizziness follows.

Nausea locks the door behind them.

Someones knees weaken.

A dull thud on the metal wall. A bump.

An invisible blow is thrown.

Arms push indiscriminately and

for a moment we trade our voices

for animal sounds.

Somewhere in the back of our minds

sense grabs a desperate tether and reinstates itself.

Frail breaths cannot be held any longer

and neither can whimpers or tears.

That we are not alone comforts us.

That we are not alone is what we fear.

There is no more movement in sound

and what is left are just the

menacing shadows looming.

AJG

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