anti-litany for an emergency room thank you, chorus of hooks, for your bedside company. all i know about death is off-white & still microwaving. a toilet flushes on the other side of the wall. who are you rowing to the other side? a cell phone battery will not carry us that far. i call a god dowm metal-armed. peer into my body with the right telescope. my heart is a bowling asking. i want to live i want to live i say with on ly 2 out 3 mouths. the remaining 1 mouth is always the traitor--we are moving now from spine to wire. trace soul's vibrations. they can't probably ever replicate the human brain digitally. we will probably only ever be flesh & flesh & flesh. this will not be downloaded but maybe if placed in the soil i would be television into legend. when the demons said, "we are legion" they meant they were all linking elbows before they jumped from the side of the cliff. all those bible pigs. they meant the skin will always get you. only 2 out of 3 neons go ceiling. will this be the right IV? do you like living alone? maybe i don't know maybe i don't know. i used to see so many people al lthe time. their thumb-prints like mandalas on our doorknob. no one to call. i live in a fishbowl without water or scales. 10 stickers. what else can we do for you? i want to feel less real but totally safe. can you take away all the sensation sounds. i feel so loud & turquoise. do you want to hurt yourself? of course i do-- has there ever been a kind of self preservation that doesn't involve self harm. some people think the brain thing is possible-- that once downloaded you would just think differently. i don't think so-- i think there are changes that render us unrecognizable to even our memories. wash your hands before entering. plastic cornucopia. Oh arch! Oh emergency! deliver me soon. a packaged fever for missing children. the machine will know what to do. i text a pigeon: don't worry i am not at all dying just becoming a lab result. not my chest though we are just experimenting with potential futures. uber doesn't find you in these parts you need to follow a thread of light home.