I struggled to fall asleep last night,
and I wondered if you could feel it, too.

The air was viscous
like your mother’s homemade jam
and it wouldn’t slide down my throat,
it just welled there instead.

I wondered if you could feel that catch
in the back of your throat;
the same as it did in


Is it the same when you breathe—
do you feel the oxygen pour
from your lungs to mine
as if we were tethered
by our throats?

And maybe it gets just a little easier
when we’re together.

Oh, My Word! Jacob would love to hear from you after reading this piece. Leave a comment below!

Contact Jacob Individually Here –

Oh, My Word! is a weekly updated blog featuring fiction, poetry, drama, and essays for the world. #OhMyWordWednesdays

Hit “Like” if you enjoyed the post, and support the blog by hitting “Subscribe!”

writer, editor, believer. managing editor at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: