I lie there, flat upon the bed
My eyes are wide, unseeing wide,
The plastic mask conceals my face
A needle pricks my hand.
I breathe in fear, a blowing fear,
And then what passed was lost
A rising tone bore me away
To somewhere I forgot.
I wonder what was done to me
What currents crossed my mind?
What sin had I committed
To be punished in this way?
The thoughts I thought were left behind
The anguish slowly dimmed
Was this the price I had to pay?
Those thoughts, to live once more.