She felt her mind bend and warp
a madness searing in
on looking down
flies sucked and crawled 
over her clothes, under her skin

shrieking and running, 
leaping over grass, 
she tripped on tussocks, arms
outflung - fear closed her sight 

a desperate shutter - the mind
bursts with ugly things to push
the edge, too late to salvage 
sanity in a pit seething with dread.
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