My trauma wears the black cloak of night
I breathe rapid, heaving sighs of fright
Wind is sucked out, my sails gasp in hollow air
Bronchi in knots, constriction so tight!
Descending darkness with its chill and freeze
Lungs pumping storms with a whistling wheeze
The drying out reservoir of sustaining oxygen
As I struggle to inhale fresh breeze.
Spasms haunt my black nights with an alarming persistence
Threatening to cut short the chord of existence
Draining vigor and vitality, gripping wind pipe in a choke hold
Viperous asthma spews venom with vengeance!
Panting, doubling over, chest congested with rattling cough
Breathless but determined I grope about in darkness, battling
Just one puff away from agony, I desperately rummage
Magic potion inhaler among medication, mottling!
The devil disappears at the first touch of sun ray
A little shaky still, yet I waltz through my day
Each unobstructed breathe seems like a gift from Heaven
Before night fall I shall rid the ghost off my way!