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my throat is a ghost- or, another panic attack

my throat is a ghost- or, another panic attack
Bone & Ink Press

my throat is a ghost 
actually 
knives 
actually 
blood 
actually 

i try to watch cartoons 
to calm down 
but i don't remember 
how to not feel this way 

i am sanguine 
but not as in having blood 
but as in being bloody 
that metallic taste 
behind the ghost 

says something seizure 
seize her 
but she took the pills 
we take the pills 
we don't shake 
except we tremble 

the body holds its wounds they say 
like a graveyard for the living 
heartbeats hold cold in triplicate

Olivia Max GraceComment