Ladder to My Destruction

My nails scrape for an edge—
a lip— a crack to anchor me to, but the walls
are as smooth as Willy Wonka’s bubble room
and I’ve lost all sense of direction.


I Feel Cold Inside

I feel cold inside. Like a thousand
little pieces of my soul have shattered
and scattered within my mind. My sunlight
hides behind rolling clouds.


I’ve pushed her deep within; hidden behind
organs and bones. I add an extra lull to my laugh,
plaster a smile to my cheeks. She is stuck
with no hope for survival.