Once the doors shut behind you,
shift to saving yourself.
Try steam and chest percussions
to chase factory smoke out of
your lungs, you need to be a human
still. Which is hard to do with dioxin,
so get that out too, with ghee.
If it goes as far
as your liver
then a long shot is to blast
it by eating dandelion buds.
Also asbestos comes in like
a cloud of unseeable needles
and won’t like to leave but
while you are learning how long
you have left to live and they are pulling
smile down over their lips
at the clinic, look up
and hum that to yourself
along with vitamin C
until you can find a doctor
who doesn’t want you dead.
Oh, and Atlantic dulse,
a seaweed that strips out mercury, so
you can start filling up with it
all over again in the morning.