Sometimes, I wonder what I am
Joy and power came to me when I ran.
At times, I wonder if I ever will be free?
These days it’s harder just to be.
Clock ticks, hands move slowly back and forth
Heartbeats bring me back to where I was before.
Tremors of hands and jerking of knees
Seizing, I’m giving up the will to breathe.
Standing, now I am on my own.
Lost, searching for a way to go.
Questions and answers both fade away
Confusion leads me to a position where I stay.
Tubes and wires keeping me alive
In this dormant state how will I survive?
Strings and stitches holding it together
Scars, I’m told stay with me forever.
Ocean breeze guides me to the sand
Nature gently takes me by the hand
Sunlight sends my eyes to tears
Water, wash away my fears.
Months pass, still locked inside this place.
Shadows graze a hand upon my face
Voices whisper words I do not recognize
Trembling, I open up my eyes.