The /suffocating/ feeling
throat clenching sort of emotion
the exhilarating, devastating
/inability to fill your lungs with oxygen/
experience of reading a heart/breaking/ piece of prose.
The chill bumps
all-consuming wave of empathy
yanked unexpectantly /from you/
to understand the entirety of the human experience.
The quiet moment
time to digest
and then the moment after where the words need to be /read again/
And the /heart broken/