I force myself to open the closed lids
To catch a glimpse of my surroundings
Try my utmost to overcome the lethargy
Shake myself free of the stupor
Tiredness which has caught me
Hazy feeling restricting the movements
Partially functioning brain losing control
Hushed voices, whispering staccato of the beep in line within the heart beats
Finally the calmness when I fall into the abyss.
Anupama Kadwad’s poems are published in Scarlet Leaf Review, Poetry soup, All Poetry and other journals. She believes poems give wings to thoughts and helps express our views. Her Poem book ‘My World’ has been published in January 2016.