Woke up yesterday morning with a weight in my chest and an existential crisis in my soul.  So I wrote about it.  Badly, but thought I’d share anyway. pantherpoem

Awakened by restless silence, I wait,
and know the moment when

The world leaps silently and settles
its immensity upon my heart

A perching panther with unretracted
claws piercing through the walls

Of reserve and compromise.

It waits–its heaviness growing–
its stare