The veil

 
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I am poking at the veil
it is thick right now.
Like the mucus I am coughing up
from deep within my lungs.

I am irritated
and tired
and my feet are sore
from walking for days
wandering
and wondering
not getting anywhere
useful.

I am stabbing at the veil
slashing at it
but my knife is a snake
it bends and writhes and recoils
but doesn't do shit
to the slimy, thick veil.

Maybe the mucus
covers the inside
of a cocoon?

Maybe I am hibernating,
waiting to be born.