Tagged: biology

this morning’s elbows

this morning’s elbows
wake up sour, waiting for me
to give them a new

placement in the randomized
assignments of limbs on bed
.
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you are

you are
gone, and we
are oceans
away, separated
by a global
pandemic, mandated
group quarantine, time,
electromagnetic
frequencies, and
chemical structure
the x, y, and z of
everyday coordinates
dissolve into more,
even more
dimensions as
memories discharge
.
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one foot in front of

one foot in front of
another, behind the back
juggling, steady

as she goes, a cascade of
synapses outperforming
.
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when your battery

when your battery
runs low, the body grows cold,
the skin clammy – this

morning, getting a raw taste
of having something to lose
.
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it has always been

it has always been
true that we are one stumble
away from real pain,

one ankle twist from dependence,
one phone call from helplessness
.
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holding you in my

holding you in my
arms often crosses my mind,
catches in my throat,

rumbles in my belly, shivers
down my spine, quakes in my bones
.
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we are less layered

we are less layered
than we profess to be, more
layered than we can

fathom – in between, we try
to understand each other
.
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in a typical

in a typical
day, thirty-seven trillion
cells accumulate

trillions of new mutations –
our bodies can’t play it safe
.
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we build up new layers

we build up new layers
of memories to insulate
the old, not replace
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: insulate

in the middle of

in the middle of
the night,
unexpectedly,
the brain becomes a
live wire,
looking to make
a connection
.
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