Breaking Homeostasis

A little shaken
Bumping up against boundaries and feeling anger, confusion
Determined to stretch a little
Hoping my faculties are intact
Scary thing about losing your mind is that you can’t be aware of its slow decline
Until it’s really bad
And no one wants to talk about how fat changes you
Makes you more dishonest
More likely to achieve by lesser means
And hoping I chase it away before it becomes me
But animals do dreadful things when they fear for death
Alerted by stress
Attacking or consuming out of instinct
We like our homeostasis