Flash of heat
travels from my chest to my face
how can these people
be so wrong?
Valuing their convenience
over my life

I am here
unimportant, yes
but just as vital as you are
to the web of the world

How dare you decide
I am not worthy?

But soften, soften
watch as the heat subsides
we are all here, muddling
gone beyond what we know
brought to our knees
by a strand of acid