Wake up like a fish
Hook in mouth and without eyelids.
Try to raise my arms
Looking down to see they’re missing.
Gasping for breath
Feeling my heart burst with horror.
I’d drop my head
But it’s fastened to a back board
Only allowing the slightest movement
Anything else provokes more pain, if that’s possible.
I hear someone laughing
Their face covered
Body quivering with joy.
I try to kick out
Where are my legs?
Where are my fucking legs?
It seems I’m just a terrored torso
Blood dripping like tears
Life draining slowly from me.
I’d pray
But I have no god
And they’ve cut out my tongue.

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