Caged and scratching, talons
Bittersweet cacophony assaults
the auditory canal and tunnels
viciously into the cerebrum.
Cerebellum off-kilter from
the ugly sort of vomiting
drunk that leads to blackout and
because the brain is so consumed,
Every anxious thought amplified,
Breath comes in shallow gasps like
the tide after a vociferating storm.
Clap your hands to your ears, scream
to block it out.
But to no avail;
the maze raises itself in stainless steel.
You are a prisoner
of your own mind.