Tagged: disease

with protection spells,

with protection spells,
great care
must be taken in
word choice –
and still, we
will slip up,
there will be
omissions,
like pandemics,
a deep freeze,
loneliness
.
20210222:2001
y

perhaps we are merely

perhaps we are merely
one hundred thousand
chickens
away from
combating poverty
and injustice
and instability
and racism
and disease
and hunger
and hate
and loss
and mortality –
the chicken
or the egg
.
20180411:2133
y

the heart, troubled, can

the heart, troubled, can
fool itself and companion
organs to help speed
its demise. it’s a lose-
lose situation, stretching to
compensate, stretching
to compensate –
in the end, our
bodies are altogether
witness, criminal, and
location of a drowning
.
20170323:2215
y

daily, the ratio of our

daily, the ratio of our
defenses to foreign
invasions appears
balanced. without
acknowledging the
expectation, we are
often surprised
when we break down
.
20160308:0759
y

here’s to evolution

we lined up for inspection –

we lined up for inspection –
elbows and knees knobbly,
eyes nervous, reserved,
a stifled giggle or two.
back then, we were
so good at conforming,
it is a wonder that our
spines were in question
.
20120503:0846
y

the anatomy of a long

the anatomy of a long
weekend in winter
is dissected
under the intense
infrared lamp of the
sun, juxtaposed by
the cooling of the earth,
like warm skin
on stainless steel.
when we take apart
the microseconds
with pre-sterilized
forceps, we find
that the symptoms do
in fact correlate
with the disease –
we take our time,
catch ourselves on
walks
, find more energy
in the mornings
to indulge and
dissect our words,
overlook
the extra seconds
.
20120116:1314
y