• Sama Rose

4. Freeze



Like clockwork he becomes

Numb

He freezes

A bitter tear rolls down

Clinging to his bottom lip

In two hours

Just two hours

He’ll be laughing and warm

But for now

Like clockwork he becomes

Numb

He freezes

Failure and fear bite at his day

Stuck in bed pillow over head

Just peace and quiet

Please

Just two more hours

Numb

Freeze

Tears

Release

Resting in bed is all it takes

Just two more hours

Like clockwork

He’ll be fine



This post is a collaboration for #inktober. Art by LuPea and poem by Sama.