The sharp pain

Of long thin lines

Razored edges

Were like black

Electrical breakers

Disrupting, flipping

Harmful impulses

And runaway thoughts

Once upon a time

This was my

Horror story

That felt like life

But was more like

Hurry up and die

The static was loud

Turn the channel

He kept saying

Just… you know

Find another way

So with practice

And with great care

I learned to just

Hack the system

Update the wiring

Upgrade the circuits

Now I’m an engineer

Guiding the impulses

That once threatened

To trip me up

And harm me

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