there was no sky

there was no sky; only infinite layers of blackness
the universe had swallowed itself whole, her
blue and green pretence lay in shreds at my feet
which dissolved at my touch. the ground was

a dreary grey, and whenever I would glance down
it would fade with a blink. until there was nothing
left to hold me in place but ribbons of practicality
I didn’t want suspension, I wanted for everything

to return to where it had been. as if the air had heard
my pleas, it constricted like a vice, with dense retaliation
my lungs didn’t care, neither did my soul. then the ground
shifted, and I was plunged into an ocean of nothing.