You force your fears into my world,

Cold metal burns feverish against my flesh;

You deny me feeling

Yet I have pain.

Science cannot bear witness to my pain;

As it cuts me to pink ribbons,

And I drip from you

Chunks of blood and flesh and bone

You banish me to an alternate universe

Process and pass on your shame and worry

Making it my problem, my fear to bear

"I have no feeling" they tell you:

I do not wish to harm

Nor do I wish to die

I feel the intruder before it ever enters

You forget; your sedatives affect me too

Burning; burning cold against my mortality

I cringe away;

You would feel me thrash and fight

If only you hadn't numbed yourself to me

A coward's way;

I die in a vacuum of agony;