Dull ache.. I am numb... Strangers, neighbors Friends, family And widespread doom Raging pyre fires Singe me.. Scar me... Fear surges in my veins.. I want to breathe.. But hold my breath To swim through this tide... Hoping to be on the other side Unscathed.. Free.. Alive.. Breathing! But.. The sea breathes Unhindered... And forests sway.. Celebrate birth of a new dawn Sun smiles Moon sighs.. Nature thrives.. I am numb.. Dull ache.. The forever rush, All for nothing.. Time stands still! A faraway voice, Implores.. Pause.. Think.. Acknowledge Pause... . . . Brain-freeze?