Author's Note: Yes, another one of my poems that I've broken into "Chapters." All the same poem; each chapter a continuation of the last.

Closed Off (I)

My head on my desk;

I'm alone in a different world.

Staring out at the people around me,

The noise coalesces with my silence;

leaving me to drown in a

noiseless daze.

The wall around me is unseen,

but it's there, I sit unnoticed.

Observing all that happens

around me,

I see everything;

and I see nothing.

I hear nothing;

and I hear everything.

The visions mixed an blurred;

While the dialogue runs together,


Nothing makes sense, and it matters

to me not.

It all passes as if nothing happened;

my mind records nothing.