My breath is white, my body curled inwards to contain the little remaining heat.
My thoughts are filled with imaginary places, tendrils crawling in the mud of modern literature for scattered tickets to new lands.
I add them to my itinerary, sleepless and close to tears.
My own world is too vast, yet I am escaping.
To places snuggled between beginnings and ends, not furled across a labyrinth of fear and regret.
My reality sits outside of me yet it tugs at my flesh, burrowing into my bones like worms which cannot wait to feed me to the soil before my blood turns cold.
A voice echoes, circling softly around my mind.
Its words meaningless, but not letting me die.