Words flowed out of my lips,
But not one thought crossed my mind.
Body numb, heartbeat ceased,
I stumbled aimlessly in the darkness of my head.
A language unknown was all that I heard,
Voice fumbling around for the right word.
Nothing intelligible could be found,
So I opened my mouth wide.
Pushing with full strength,
A rush of air escaped my lungs.
My head spun through the empty, black space.
Yet not a sound came out.
Panic followed this unsuccessful act,
Sending my thoughts reeling.
My lungs clenched tight, closing up,
As I continued to push against the barricade.
I screamed silently.