I’m Stuck

I’m stuck and held down
Left, right, underground
How did I get here?
My words disappear

I press hard to pull up
Deep breaths, chin up
Finger tips gleam red highlights
Knuckles and fingers, glow white

I’m stuck
Powerless, run-down and wrecked
Close eyes, blue stars, a shimmering fleck
My thoughts are short, hollow
My breaths, drowning, shallow

I’m stuck
Tense neck, tight chin
Dry lips wear a grin
My eyelids are heavy and tired
I’m stuck, dejected, uninspired

I’m stuck

Think positive. Try. Move!
You’ve nothing to prove!
This paralysis is minor, it’s brief
Smile, blink, sweet relief.