A hot wire
small spikes
emanate off
my being
I am barbed
receptors in
troughs jagged
hyper and omni
the internal scream
is louder than
any known noise
on the outside
thoughts ragged
then diffuse then
gone and I am
suspended in gray
a fade to a point
of most existence
alone on the path
of least resistance
a breath underwater
I trust won’t drown
in this bag of waters
I perceive
the universe is my caul

Chagall 2018