Frozen, I awake.
My arm rests before me, but unable to move.
Face down in the pillow, barely able to breathe.
Unable to move. I close my eyes.
I wake again, muffled noises from my throat.
Still unable to move.
Unable to scream.
Unable to escape.
My mind runs wild with anxiety.
Pulled under again, I withdraw.
The loop continually repeats.
No way out.