Tagged: defense mechanism

at the edge of

death is an irritant

death is an irritant
triggering our bodies to
begin its slow defense –
only within the
loneliness
of our shells
can we learn to
seal off injury,
adapt, try
for anything
resembling a pearl
.
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the recipe for

the recipe for
release changes subtly –
a pinch here, two shakes

there – downed with a delicious
twist of citrus for flavor
.
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the minutes before

the minutes before
takeoff circulates within
the brain like
cabin air, suspiciously
fresh. things to note
are combined with
filtered things to
note – the nearest
exit doors are two
rows ahead, my
seatmate is reading
tabloid trash, we’ve
missed the departure
time, don’t forget
mom’s freshly cut
apple pear
.
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we fake it even

we fake it even
when we are trying
not to – it takes
just about
anything to flip
the switch, it is
why we say the
things we said
we wouldn’t
.
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underneath love are

underneath love are
complex layers of
understanding and
misunderstanding,
cells unrecognizable
even to oneself.
naturally, the body
will come to accept
or reject the
interruption – either
way, it always starts
as an embrace
.
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when your body senses

when your body senses
you’re on the run, things
shut down in order from
lowest to highest
priority. regardless of
real or imaginary
danger, systems lift
salt from that wound,
give your heart a chance
.
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the body maintains

the body maintains
sorrow by running
batch commands
in mind-numbing
sequence, operations
that are memory-
hungry so that there is
no room to
err, to validate new
data, to awaken
from automation
.
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we can call it an

we can call it an
accident – the way
we prepare
to distance
ourselves, the good-
bye before
the farewell, the
parting before
the departure.
somehow, we
uncover more
layers than
anticipated, and bodies
begin to invent
excuses
where none were
required before
.
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from the lumber yard

from the lumber yard
of our hearts, they send
out truckloads of
orders every hour
on the hour
to
keep up with the
demand for constant
change. the challenge
remains in the
steadiness of those
hands to get the job
cut to specification
free of nicks and
dents. there are
moments when we
are so vulnerable
.
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