Good afternoon, state your name, age, address
give me the nine digit code to your soul
check off all the boxes that may apply:
aching, tired, sick, ignorant, dying
Are you using blue or black ink?
Don’t step past the painted white line
read out loud the letters on the wall
slow down, please, and louder, I can’t hear you
No, line one again, please, not line two
Okay, thank you, you’re done, you can go
Please write down your name and why you’re here:
“Hi, I’m Marge. I’m an addict.”
For your own safety, and for the safety of others,
For god’s sake please just control yourself
“Hi Marge”, mumble, mumble, mumble
Now tell me what you think this looks like to you
Say anything, everything, I promise not to judge you
Now hear me out, because I think I know what’s wrong
Are you still listening? Pay attention.
Yes, that’s all, have a nice life.
Break me, beat me, enslave me, I beg you