I let out a laugh, I find my smile

But I just can’t help it so after a while

I look at Facebook

I look at Instagram

I feel the heat start at the back of my neck

It spreads to my ears

It heightens my fears

It spreads to my throat

And I start to choke

Down to my stomach

infesting my bowels

I plead the fifth

I try to buy a vowel

And push the heat to my heart

To try to warm this broken soul

November 2017