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The Silent Killer

By Camila Castillo

The fear holds me down like a heavy weight.

It’s a painful realization when my body aches.

My heart begins to race, and I’m searching for a safe place. My mind becomes a pool of endless thoughts.

My sanity hangs on by a thread, As I’m forgetting what it is like to breathe again. I search for the culprit who makes my life miserable,

And realize that they live within me.

I did not let this intruder into my home,

And I cannot kick them out.

It comes with the vessel that I was assigned to.

So I must be careful not to trigger it, Because it knows no mercy.


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