Bethany Macias

grief, to me
feels like a million
tiny bugs
crawling all over my skin

uncomfortable
itchy
not a state i wanna
stay in very long

but,
grief also
ties my hands behind my back

i can’t rid myself
of the crawling critters
traveling my skin

no matter where i go
no matter how much i try to
ignore it

they’re still there

it hurts
it tickles
it stings

i can’t escape it

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