H E A L

Blinds kept shut
Lights kept out
Wireless connections
Not found
Human connections
Not sought
Phones shut off
Mindless chatter on
Fingers betray hermit
Broadcasting thoughts
Before webbed microphones
Mouths widen
Becoming enmeshed
Dripping in vibrations
Swallowed of iron ore
Blood of her blood
Bathes in the water
Draws then a bath
Lightly salted steam
Arriving breathless en
Al dente expression
Chewing like gum
Sticky mirages of
Compassion
She spits out
Retrys spilled beans
Bitter to wrap the
Pig in a blanket
Puffed with additives
Fortified in bites
Memorialized by races
Set by diarrhea rules
Wipe after wipe
She holds out her hands
Begs to be cleaned
Instead washes dishes
Slow cooks sorrow
With no visitors
Hidden

Locks and doors
She serves herself
Helping after helping

Wipe after wipe
She holds out her hands

Begs to be filled
With something other than empty