The animal. The animal. Trapped trapped trapped till the day is full. The cage is full. The day is new. And everyone’s waiting. Waiting on you. And you’ve got time.
Time. Time time enough for this rhyme
Time to tell you for a second time
Then it’s not as easy as hitting rewind
My stem cells need time to grow you know?
I know you can’t see it. It’s not a show.
It’s just white blood cells dividing in half
Or mitosis,or prophase I say with a laugh
It takes an awfully long time. A burden to bear
At least I often wear underwear
There’s a lot going on inside of me
The immune system is not a thing you see
A bunch of white blood cells need to split in half
the prophase thing I said with a laugh
It will take time for those new cells to grow
But then I do cartwheels and put on a show
Until then I’m sick no it’s not a trick
Just think of a brick. It must grow thick.
I am slowly getting there.
And then you people will stop and stare
Not because I have no underwear
But because I am well. Everywhere.