What are you waiting for?

by Samantha Phillips

With each passing glance, 

Each shallow breath,

Every stuttered heartbeat, 

Reality sets in.


With every tear that falls,

every doubt that fills the mind,

Each desperate attempt to pull through,

Pain expands.

With bated breaths, I wait.

And wait.

And wait.

And wai-


̏What are you waiting for?  ̋

             A moment.

                       Just one moment.

                                   Of Reassurance.

                                                  Of Hope.

                                                            Of Worth.

A Sign.

That all is not lost.

That something will remain,

      When it all comes to an end.