fueled by a rotten pile of grey matter 
a slowly seeping toxin 
leaking from the cracks in my skull
poisoning reality 
tainting perception with a creeping disease
morphing shapeless masses       
of swirling colors and sharp sensations
viewing the world        
through cracks in plastic blinds
walled behind        
old memories and wrinkled sheets
hands with useless fingers    
casing for spoiled meat and brittle bones
searching for ways  to mask the telltale ooze 
the slime that stains the edges       
refusing to be washed away
calcifying into opaque mountains   
along my nerves grows a landscape of horror
pump me full of your backroom remedies
wicked concoctions to kickstart my decaying meat
down them all without hesitation      
these clever cures, swallowed promises.