They're all over me, crawling
Like blood red maggots.
Their feet send tiny shivers of pain
Across my body each time I move.
Each time I breathe.
Thick swollen heads looking up at me,
Along my cheast, my stomach, my shoulders.
A million eyes just staring. Staring.
They mate each night, increasing their numbers.
Doubling, sometimes even tripling.
These hideous worms covering every inch
Of my fleshy torso, tearing at my skin.
One day, they'll bite too deep.
Their sharp teeth will sink too far.
They'll swell, dripping down my chest until
They become a puddle. A puddle of pain
That I fall into,
My eyes closing as the breath escapes my lungs.
Only then will these overgrown leeches
Stop their hellish fornication,
For even though they die..
They have claimed their victory.
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