Tagged: immune system

there is an old, new

there is an old, new
paralysis – a hitchhiker
on the most bearable
days, a parasite on
the worst – that pins
down a hand, an
arm, a leg, a morsel
of every hour, crushing
the cells and membranes
of day. we feel
sick about it all
the time, emerge
from the stupor
spasmodically to ask
one another for best and
worst case scenarios,
readjust our negativity
bias for a version
of survival
.
20170311:1013
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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

more often than not,

more often than not,
we settle in or brace ourselves
by the look of the

horizon – even from a
distance, we think we feel or know
.
20160224:0805
y

to swallow or not

to swallow or not
to swallow,
that is the question,
lying in the dark,
sore throat,
cold fully
transferred, data
received,
body encoding
.
20151219:0841
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a virus like the common

a virus like the common
cold seemingly backs
up one-thousand-four-
hundred-and-forty-two
gigabytes each day –
that’s roughly one
GB per minute – of
course, it takes apart
one’s sense of smell,
squanders what little
drive is left, asks to be
repeatedly shut down
.
20130508:1452
y