1 IRON DEFICIENCY

Outside

The wind is screaming,

Always screaming,

Making the bottle tops whistle.

Trees blow over,

And dim lamps, too,

And not even the nightlight

Can save me.

Brainfrost

Inside my head,

Inside, where the monsters breathe,

Monsters breed.

Moments ago,

Outside,

The wind breathed in

And blew my thoughts

To dust.

Inside,

Only the shattered remains

Of a nonexistent courage rest.

Outside.

There’s nothing left to lose.