I feel everything too deeply to feel real. i feel alive, like a live-wire in thin skin. the sky is consumed by hard-mouthed storm clouds, trees trembling in the shadows and rain. there is lightning in my stomach, electricity in my throat, and i let the feeling flush the blood in my veins, lukewarm bathwater settling in my nerves. my mind is drowning in flames, smothered, trying to grasp for the right words to ask for an oxygen mask, but there is nothing there, nothing that makes sense. i have the most to lose nowadays. i can’t help but put my heart and body and mind our there to get burned, but the warmth feels so sweet on my skin.