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Courage could barely see the ground in front of him, but he kept running. His shoes scraped on the floor as he scrambled to gain traction, terror alone powering his limbs. He frantically glanced behind him for a moment, and saw the man a good distance behind him, lit dimly by a single hall light, calmly strolling after Courage with long, loud steps.
Courage clumsily turned a corner; he could now see another light source ahead of him. He reached the pool of soft light that the fixture in the ceiling provided, and noticed just in time a wall illuminated directly in front of him. He tried to skid to stop, still ramming into the wall with his shoulder. He whipped back around to face Katz.
He couldn't see him. The darkness choked the hallway and trapped Courage's vision in the one spot of light he was under. He panted hard, still looking for a sign of the man, when he heard a soft purring sound. He held his breath. It grew into a low, soft chuckle, and Katz slowly moved into the light, his
IowaIf you visit Iowa,
you'll call her fields empty,
but she wasn't born that way.
A part of her was carved out
when she was ripped between Virginia
and the purple mountains of New Mexico.
Her gold hair, she tore it out when she realized
it didn't make her a princess.
She laid her locks strung along every road
leading somewhere else.
White hairs on her cheeks
are scars from winter.
Her hair darkens with the dampness
of summer rains.
The storms are never silent,
but neither is life when there's a tear
in your childhood where
a parent ought to be.
I've been flooded by Iowa's sorrow.
The only way I can distract her from her own voided landscape
is if I hate myself harder than she cries.
She just wants to fly
and I want to bus or train,
not because I fear death, but because
I want to take living slow.
It's the only way I ever feel.
From the air it's hard to watch Earth's hips move.
But Earth can't compare to the country.
That's my girl.
Full grown even when harvesting season's j
To depression, for creating days without endWake up to the realization that you've been awake
for seconds, minutes, hours.
You've been awake in this warm, dark room
and you don't know how long it's been
but now you're conscious
and it starts again--
the pain, strong and steady, in your chest.
You gain consciousness in this too warm morning
and your thoughts whir in endless loops
because it's either that or face the weight in your chest.
Light breaks though the window, soft and unwelcome
but you take it as a reluctant gift--
a new distraction from the feelings awake in your chest.
Awake, but not conscious.
So you think yourself in circles a little while longer
waiting for those quiet pains
(the constant reminder)
to gain consciousness.
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