I am
in pain,

from the back
of my brain

To the tops
of my shin,

I am
in pain.

From the
frontal cortex

is where it
all begins.

I am in pain,
my friends.

When does
this end?

When can we stop
playing pretend

and try and remain
present tense?

Is this all
there is

looking through
the rabbit lens.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.