Why are you so quiet?
(There is terrifying noise.)
Are you okay?
(I cannot say.)
I wish you did not get so down.
(So do I.)
(Give me some medicine for that.)
(They don’t make medicine for that.)
(Gut, pulled back down below the heart.)
(Open, clear, cloudy mess inside the head.)
(The black slope, grinding pavement for pain, misery.)
Good, let’s go to dinner.
(Gray noise, thick, gray noise.)
(Eyes won’t work.)