Shell Shock

ManInTheMirrorby Mike (Binary Rhyme) Heffernan, 2008

Vivid rush
ancient terror fear
Adrenalized panic crush
smeared me

Abruptly jellied soul
naked shriveled heart
Catastrophic collapse
of literate grace

Fumbled exit
to terrified loneliness
Descends the vulture past
and its bloody beak

Wait and endure
carrion soul will rise
Zombie shadow
a lingering aura


A bit of a portrait of post traumatic stress – how it can all rush back on you sometimes with only a shadow of some reminder triggering it.