Have you ever had a hot flicker
Make its birthplace on your blazer?
What did you do?
Remove it, for sure
But which way would you go
If there was a fiery inferno
Torching the inside of your core?
Who will you blame?
What object will you throw
To the floor?
No fire extinguisher
Could help the upcoming blister
Can you hear the sound of my feet?
You guessed it – I’m running
Where am I going?
Somewhere far, far from the heat
I’m still not sure where I’ll find that safe haven
All I know is the sting I feel within
The scalding sweat dripping from my skin
I don’t even know when – IF – I’ll return
I just know I need to stop feeling the burn
– Juliet Rivor © May 2017
If you have suicidal thoughts, or an overwhelming sense of anxiety, please seek help — it’s out there. And know that there’s many of us who are going through the same thing. And many of us who have gone through the tunnel and arrived at the light. The calm, peaceful safe haven 🙂