Emotion

This was a prompt I have received by someone I know. Write a poem about an emotion without stating the emotion.

Alarm

Air stops lingering 

In the lungs

Forcing its way

In

        Out

In 

        Out 

Barely touching the sides

As if staying 

Will trap it

 

Heart beats faster 

Against a cell of bones

Asking to be heard with 

Every beat of protest

Thump

Thump

Thump 

Rhythm increasing

 

Fingers tremble 

Out of control

Fighting to grasp

Anything 

 

The world spinning

The mind fuzzy

As if everything was 

Disappearing

 

Stomach turning

Chest tightening

Words lost

On a tied tongue

 

Noise fading

Darkness consuming

 

A system faltering