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I am stuck,
Like a speck of dust trapped in a black hole;
I'm enveloped by a darkness that is never-ending,
A blackness that seems to get darker as I fall deeper into it,
With nothing but a fading light to guide me.
I am lost.
Like a hiker without a map;
Stuck in a seemingly endless forest,
No end in sight as he walks for hours upon hours,
And nothing but a broken compass to guide him.
I am trapped.
Like a prisoner in a cage;
Surrounded by walls that seem to creep ever-inward,
Unable to breathe as his world seems to shrink slowly,
With nothing but a broken stick to try and free him.
I am unhinged.
Like a man who has lost all sense of reality;
The world folding in onto itself over and over again,
As if the world has been shoved into a kaleidoscope,
And nothing but a pill to help him.
I am alone.
Like a girl walking the streets at night;
Afraid of the predators who lurk in the shadows,
Sending shivers down her spine as she feels them watching her,
With nothing but keys between fingers to defend her.
I am defenseless.
Like a wounded animal left by its companions;
Scared of death as it waits at the edge of its periphery,
Feeling its body turn cold with each heartbeat,
And nothing but the sky to calm it.
I am scared.
Like someone staring into the face of the Grim Reaper;
Knowing that death waits for them on the other side,
His cold touch just inches away from them,
With nothing but their perseverance to keep going regardless.