First the air leaves the lungs
And can’t seem to find its way back.
Then the heart can’t get it together
To beat the way it should
And there is a wailed scream in the mind.
After that chaos rages in every cell.
Water from everywhere in the body pools in the eyes
And starts leaking.
The world vanishes in a sustained blur.
With luck death will come now.
Sounds come out of your throat
That you don’t recognize.
Rational thoughts frozen,
Flight and fight responses
Take over blindly
Then begins the wait
In the black pool,
On your knees,
For colours and sounds to return,
For life to make sense