sitting up in bed but meltingmelting like plasticine under flame i was peeled off like skin from feet building mounds towering piles of dirty yellow oranges purples peeling away from the wheeze of my breathing shifting positions through ab workouts like the bowflex but cozier for 9 hours of flirting with waxed chests holding hands with bad tattoos all smelling faintly of honey lathering my teeth with vicious fluids pushing to be expelled into a mug mingling with red needles who cough up a story of their own