Electroencephalography of the Soul

   A girl
goes to the hospital
for a brain test
because the doctors
might want to change the pills
she takes for seizures.
They stick wires
all over her head
with what feels like
and she wonders how she’ll ever
get all that gum out of her hair.
She doesn’t know
what they are measuring
   as their machines
start their scribbling,
but she hopes to hell it’s true
that they can’t
   actually read her mind
because she can’t stop
her thoughts from racing
      with monstrous imaginings.