When You Were Whole
The moment of impact
Lights flash spasmodically, colorful.
Time warps faster and slower,
But no one else notices.
You’re underwater, but so is the ringing,
The people above you are urgent, but they’re on the surface,
Their voices muted, arms waving nonsensically.
Afterward, it isn’t the same.
Try as you might, you cannot remember
What it felt like before,
You cannot remember
What it was like to exist
When you were whole