why is it that i hear screams in the night. when i close my eyes, and it’s quiet. flashbacks of you, having to be restrained. you biting, biting. i’m bleeding. memories of you strapped down, pulled full of ketamine. close your eyes, close your eyes. i’m pleading.
water everywhere, around me
puddles, the ponds, lakes, the sea
water above, around
my head under everywhere it seems
stuck breathing in bubbles, barely
but I’m gasping for air in my dreams