Panicked on Wednesday

snow covered trees, snowfall, snow, trees covered in snow, snow storm

Panic in the Forest

Like a wounded deer struggling in the snow,
I fear I’ll never rise again.
The fear makes it hard to breathe

makes the world seem so cold.
I see the blood dripping on the snow
and the panic chokes me.

Everything spins and I get dizzy.
I can’t get my legs under me.
The ground so solid comes rushing up

I am still…

My breathing gets easier,
the spinning has stopped.
It was just a flesh wound.
I leap away into the forest.


I cannot decide if I like this final edit or not. It used to be longer, but it felt more like prose so I chopped it up.


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