The Black Zone

For me, everything is huge now. I wish I could show you. It’s as though I can’t control it. Somewhere I know it’s wrong, way back in the dark mines of my brain, where the walls are dark and roughly falling to the floor. It’s there I see it but I can’t pull it forward any farther. It’s in the Black Zone. So the loss is in control. There’s no connection. The center of my skull is void of brain tissue. The remaining lobes are having trouble connecting. There are no sparks between the nerves. I understand my condition but I wonder if anyone else does.

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