to the shade do we walk, dear?
do we ignore these cavities in our teeth?
my neck is stretching around the corner
as i strain
listening for any sound, any sound at all

shut up in your room
lost in your confined space
self-induced coma
i am your life support
i am your beep. beep. beep.
i will pull the plug, dear.
to the shade do we walk, dear?
why do we ignore these cavities in our teeth?

move
on to
me
and take us
to
somewhere more like
life

take it while you can. close your eyes while you can.

why is such a hard question.
can't i tell you another day?