Curl into a foetal pose,
burying my breath beneath the blankets.
Somewhere under, a mute voice
summons a scream, fading in emptiness
as a whisper of still echoes.
Banish my eyes so afraid
for they are mirrors of truth,
reflecting always my shallow soul.
I retract, held in a cocoon
embrace naked, complete in fragility.
Shudder on a frozen kiss,
strangling me slowly these icy lips.
Lacking the will for warmth
I freeze in my lonely dreams
biting back against my suppression.
I have monitored my evolution
from egg shell to vacant vessel.
Construct barrier walls for preservation,
in a embryo of isolated closer
nothing required safe for breathing.