by Pat A Physics
Going blind isn’t all that bad
it beats having to be naked in front of all those people
who can see right past you
when you thought that you’d be somewhere else
like the butt of their joke.
I once saw a boy of twelve
put his hand into a chemical mixture
and scream at the top of his lungs
his mother was quiet and whisked him away real fast
to some sort of baby cage.
I saw the baby cage, too
it was in an impersonal place, like a hallway
or the middle part between
the bathroom and the rest of the airport
in the hidden halls of the mall.
It’s not too cold in the hospital
but in that impersonal place, it seems cold
cold food can be played with
and you have to pace to stop the chills
chase them into the hills.