You hear it coming like a freight train in the distance.
Just a slight vibration at first,
Growing in resonance as it thunders towards you.
You try to keep your footing,
As the ground begins to shift under your feet.
Like a landslide you're dragged down and under,
Smashed apart in the descent that is growing in speed and volatility.
This is not about positive thinking or distraction techniques.
It's not about pulling yourself together or praying for salvation.
This is a force of nature,
You can't opt out,
You can't control this,
You're strapped in and there's nothing you can do about it.
Dragged along broken and sore,
Until IT decides it's finished with you.
Leaving a crumpled shell of your former self,
Strewn across the floor all twisted up amongst the wreckage of broken hopes and dreams.