I can relate to this as I am currently waiting for an op on a perforated eardrum lol any earache can feel like piranhas tearing your ear apart. I love the ending of it being where your sanity hides although it makes me wonder if any of us are sane hehe..
Michael, your use of the syntuit form shines. It allows so much more freedom than the limitations of the haiku or senryu.
The image of your sanity hiding is a great departure. I can picture an anthropomorphic Sanity cowering behind barriers made of drums and tympani, all to no avail, waiting for the inevitable evisceration.
I only went and finished with a form.
My 4 points is to a piece of formed poetry. But it is a form that is restricted in one way, but a meadow in another. Mr Darcy has written a real gem here.
I smiled when I read it and once I had read all the poems nominated tonight I immediately thought of this. I just love the last line in relation to the first. It is also a form that I haven't seen much of.
One that I am sure I have written myself by accident when writing a haiku or senryu.
Thanks for posting a quirky but clever piece. 4 points