emergency plan;

911

pulsing lights &

bleeding sirens

broken limbs,

t

w

i

s

t

e

d bodies

-doctor, doctor- tell me the

truth

the nurse won't meet my eyes

and in a world where honesty

is overrated,

all I want is an

sincere answer.

am I contagious?

can my poison seep into others?

(blackened houses, ruined cities, bleeding babies and crying mothers)

-because-

if that's the case

then I refuse to be

quarantined

because it isn't fair

that I should suffer

alone.