punishment lever i wanted the sweet amphibian bones so i pulled & pulled until the whole world was lightning. a draw bridge opened & closed like a mouth. who are you talking to? there is no one else here. the cold front is going to bring dead jet planes into the sky. i spit my gum into a corner until it resembles a face. if we were brothers, we would have run away already. instead, you ask who i am to you & i say, "i am the fear of starvation." poison in my fingers. i grab whatever sugar finds me, no matter the aftermath. a terrarium can become comforting. i have my glass life & you have yours. just one more. just one more. just one more.