she lies awake in her room

impending this dreadful doom

the house is silent, the walls are screaming

“i hear them yelling but no one hears me”

they shake, they shrink, they take up her space

they wrap her heart and tie it with lace

her lungs are full, it’s getting harder to breathe

she wonders if her parents can hear her dying

she’s screaming, she’s screaming, she’s so full of fear

she’s begging and pleading, but no one can hear