I want to know where to put my hands when I talk to you

Where do I look so you can see me

Can you hear me as I chew my gum like an old gobstopper

How many minutes does it take to burn five calories


My heart isn’t beating so you can hear the silence between

A perpetual scream on do not disturb

My fingers twitch

My chest aches

The space behind my eyes stings

My thumb is bleeding

Can you hear that?