Constriction, poetry written by Kelli J Gavin at Spillwords.com
Zohre Nemati

Constriction

Constriction

written by: Kelli J Gavin

@KelliJGavin

 

It hurts more every day
The tightness
The grasp
The hold
Wondering when it will end
If it will end
The tears are constant
I can’t seem to wipe them
They keep reappearing
Falling
Burning
Aching
I’ve reached my limit
Don’t believe I can continue
Immobilized by pain
Held captive by the weight
Fearful this is all I am
My chest is constricted
Can’t take a full breath
Now is when I cave
Implode
Fade away
I have nothing left to give
Never anything to offer
All strength depleted
Yet I will not stop
Searching
Wishing
Hoping
There has to be more
Something’s gotta to give
Release the pressure
The tightness
The constant hold
It must stop
Falling
Burning
Aching
This constriction must cease

Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer, Editor, Blogger and Professional Organizer. Her work can be found with Clarendon House Publishing, Sweetycat Press, The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Zombie Pirates Publishing, Setu, 300 South Media Group, Cut 19, Otherwise Engaged, Flora Fiction, Love What Matters, Printed Words and Southwest Media among others. Kelli’s first two books were released in 2019 (“I Regret Nothing- A Collection of Poetry and Prose” and “My Name is Zach- A Teenage Perspective on Autism”). She has also co-authored 18 anthology books. With two more books to be released in 2021, she is also working on a collection of fiction short stories.
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