I take her name as I stick needles in my eyes,
Because I see her picture in high-definition–
When I’m in pain.
I see her more clearly in bloody darkness
When the pineal gland is flooded…
And pupils dilate into the center of the universe,
Trepanning is a good trip
Now I can experience her forever and feel nothing.
I have recorded her every effect on my senses
Her footsteps are substituted by:
The insertion of centipedes—
Crawling, beating, puncturing and tearing through ear drums.
The tinnitus shall be the rhythm of a bursting heart,
The clashing of a soul,
The surround sound of apathy,
And the ground is littered with the stench
Of sawdust and burning rubber,
She is coming closer now, I can feel it.
I take the burning amps and place them underneath my tongue.
Short-circuited palates never overcook love,
But the mouth should never be opened
Carbon Monoxide kills silently through satellite feedback,
But then I imagine she touches me,
Creating new chemicals on my skin,
She scratches the surface, with her fragments
But this body has become too numb to exist in anymore,
I build a home theater system
I travel out of this body
I am now picture-in-picture and the thing that was me is just a pin-cushion,
A world of unbelievable torment—
A dead pixel for unrequited love.
© A.R. Minhas 2016