I really wanted to look
Young like an embryo
But the world denied me

I tried seducing my soul
With my old toys
Their mouths couldn’t speak
My language

I tried swimming into
The poverty of my memories
But my dreams kept on
Reminding me of my

I tried making friends
With the cartoons I used
To watch when I was a kid
Mickey Mouse laughed
At me until the blackout
Turned off the TV