21 June 2015

beaten by a heartbeat

it was a steady drumming
it pounded in my head
reverberating off the walls
didn't stop got louder instead
I couldn't sleep
my nerves were shredded apart
slowly driven insane
by the beating of a heart

I was quick
I'd even say humane
drugged him unconscious
then bashed in his brain
though barely breathing
I would have swore he was dead
with a spoon I dug out his heart
the pounding still heard in my head

I'm tortured by that heartbeat
its constant echos in my ears
I recalled tearing it out
still have it after all these years

Copyright © 2015 Patrick B Vince

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