can you feel it

the stink hanging in the air-

the pervasive rut of sadness that crawls

into your knees and hangs in your shins

like stones-

the toxic wave of anxiety

that creeps into your muscles

like an ache you were fucking born with-

the stink of helplessness,

the stink happiness left rotting in its shadow,

that fucking stink-

this rain needs to wash that shit away

because we

are suffocating