It can be your own mind that makes you trip
Cower and wince in pain
As if there’s a burning oil on your skin, you try to whip it off but you can’t
because it’s inside your head.
Something else poured that oil in
Spreading through inside your arms- not outside, it’s on the other side of your skin
Nobody can see the blisters forming on that side
Except the tears and dark circles of exhaustion around your eyes
You wonder why you can’t make it go away
Its 2018- you should be on top of this, but this toxic burning sensation is an age old poison
Where the only cure is that you survive it through before it kills you
You wanna scream and go wild
There’s a wildfire burning the forest of tranquility in your eyes
But its on the other side. It’s inside of you. It’s in the world. of you.
Not the world you live in.
Why don’t your tears extinguish the flames
you hold your breath, for as long as it takes- yet the flames continue searing with dark shades of blue
something else poured the oil in, something- or someone, some how
fed the snakes slithering beneath your skin
and now there’s hell dancing in excitement, ready to devour what it has prepared with delicacy.
you are the feast. roasted and rattled.
all inside of your mind.
but something brought it in. something real, something actual
and part of the world outside.