This Life


Caught in an alley
Between buildings
Blocking the sky
Gasping for breath
I lean against brick
While horns blare
On busy streets
I run again
Scattering words
To slow the demons
In mad pursuit
Let them trip over
My thoughts
Sliding through
Inky trails and
Tangled memories
All that’s left
The sense of me
Leading back before
Brick and blocked sky
While I breathless
And wordless
Run free