“There’s a void… Somewhere” by Danielle Cox

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There’s a void… Somewhere by Danielle Cox

I’m guessing it’s the heart because I can see the Blue mixed with the Red—
a lot of Blue over the Red too.
I check to see if the septum walls of the heart are broken,
but nothing is wrong.
Cancer maybe?
I think cancer may make a lot of Blue from the oxygenated Red.
I look around.
Nothing is wrong with the Blue veins and Red arteries.
Lungs maybe?
Nothing is wrong with the capillaries,
still making Blue back to Red.
Bones maybe?
Nothing is wrong with the Red and White fighter production lines.
Where is this Purple coming from?
I check the Brain Co. offices.
Follow the electric lines which were sparking more than normal.
I see a blue section.
A very important safe was left open
Its papers, missing.
I stop there. It’s a restricted zone
It’s just the subconscious doing its thing
It’s nothing probably
I know it’s not nothing.
Something is wrong.
As part of the conscious league,
I report it.

Brain Co. Report Board

“There’s a lot of Blue in the Red pipes. As you know, this damages the whole body if left
unchecked. I thought nothing was wrong until I walked around the Brain Co. offices. I saw the subconscious department was constructing a blue section. I am reporting this because, if I’m not mistaken, that section is where the friend protection documents are. I know documents in safe 19 AKA F.S. Friends are no longer with us. In the way that she used to be anyways. But even though her documents are not being updated, can someone inform the frontal lobe workers or someone else that can investigate? This might be something that we need to look into.”
“I know Brain Co. is shutting down soon due to lack of protection protocol in current and future
projects. Plus some other oversights. This may have something to do with that. Again, get
frontal lobe or someone important to look at this.”



Danielle Cox is a student at Central Visual & Performing Arts High School.

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