My mind feels like it’s melting
into a puddle behind my eye.
A throbbing vein left of my temple
beats a song
My vision blocked by blurry lights
closes off into the dark
and my head falls in and out of sync
with my palpating heart.
My ears ring the melody
a solid one note drone.
And my body aches as I crawl
skin crinkled around
joints and frail shivering fingertips—
reaching for the phone.