heavy heart, muscle twinge

heavy-handed mental fuck

overwhelming chemi-shame

bursting through the twilight of our malcontent

the encyclopedic image of past tense

despite inefficient clonezapam cocktails

lungs languish, each pant thick & viscous

                           sick & vicious

palms cement at temples in faux-worship

an uncensored maelstrom of cerebrum let loose on the autobahn

gratuitous ruination sans the beauty of a car wreck


(perceived) days later a collapse is accomplished

rusted over switches that others flip so effortlessly

(unbeknownst to the machinist)

are overridden and compromised

he is them, they are he

mechs with no fear of self-destruct


when the going gets tough

the tough power down