Tagged: anatomy

maybe we are more

maybe we are more
asymmetrical
right and
left do not
check in
as often as
they would have us
believe –
leaving us
in a constant
state of striving
for equilibrium
.
20180225:2105
y

there will be milli-

there will be milli-
seconds when all you can do
is resist – between

signals, synapses, and spring,
everything is a trigger
.
20180212:2006
y

even at rest, we

three hundred and eight

three hundred and eight
hoops later, we are still bending
the knees, lengthening

the calf muscles, rotating
our ankles to meet the mark
.
20170606:1759
y

awareness is not

awareness is not
action – this morning,
over the toilet bowl,
recognizing that the
body will eventually
act, revolt,
when administered
enough poison
.
20170213:0742
y

you said time spent in

you said time spent in
microgravity lengthens
the spine, so that an
astronaut freshly waking
up to take the helm
would have to readjust
the rear view mirror
to see that the
world may appear
worse off than it
really is, find
new strength
.
20161226:2322
y

perhaps words are our

perhaps words are our
very first
spices, nestled
on our tongues
like lost and
found
treasures, waiting
to stir
one another’s
pots of
thoughts and
lived experiences,
make little
explosions,
calm unnerved
nerves
.
20161127:1111
y

looking towards

when the heart breaks,

when the heart breaks,
the body, unbeknownst
to the host,
disconnects, one, two,
maybe several
organs at a time. it
is how on day seven,
the outer shell awakes
first and recognizes
pain along the circuitry,
the stomach reacts,
two-thirds liver-less,
the spinal cord lets
go a bouquet of
nerves, and the
tongue is speechless,
numb to the touch
.
20161115:0632
y

being an arm’s

being an arm’s
length away
from comfort, we
can so easily
forget how
lucky we are,
use our hands and
fingers like
fiery weapons
.
20160924:2057
y