asylum dogs

are we fighting heat
or are we just trying to
close the door down
on our on demons?

your darkness is not calming.
it's dull, boring.
you are the act I have seen
five hundred times on screen.

how can you manage
this insane de-humanization
and can't handle
a simple life intervention?

check who pulls back
the strings around your hands.
see if the shadow you saw as yours
starts answering back.

if you can't live without a mask
it seems pretty clear to me
you can't stand your scars.
you don't know who you are.