1. to collapse or fail suddenly
body wearily awakens,
sunken eyes yearn
for ten minutes,
ten hours more,
until feeling has fled and lungs
mind and body too numb to function
properly, so don’t.
Am I dying?
I’m too young to die.
I must be sick.
2. to collide, especially violently and noisily
Cry out for help,
but no one
can hear me.
I could scream, and no one would know.
3. to break or fall to pieces with noise
pours from adjacent window,
drenching body in liquid rays.
Attempted revival, but already
too deep, drowning in wicked
Eyes fixed on ceiling overhead,
Body aches, observed from above,
4. to fall asleep
Lifeless, crumbled figure
carefully cocooned between
Eyes hollow caverns,
paralyzed, breath sparse, demon infested
head from childhood
This time, real.
5. to land in an abnormal manner, usually causing severe damage
The face of the disorder
grins at affliction, says to me,
You knew this was coming, didn’t you?
I thought you knew, maybe I should have warned you,
6. to shut down because of a malfunction of hardware or software
Tells me not to become too
I am anything
Just what it wants.
Tell it to leave, doesn’t
Frantically searching muddled memory for
and shine, refusal
Brain willfully washed
I won’t remember