Tagged: muscle

in preparation for

in preparation for
the world, we will
put on our most
agreeable muscles,
tighten and grease
all joints, replace
the skin where
we happen to
crease too
naturally, tune
our organs to
a newly
perfect pitch
.
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even in between

even in between
the spans of two steps, forward
or backward, there will

be micro-tears in the muscles,
in time, in relationships
.
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all-purpose flour,

all-purpose flour,
water, a pinch of salt, and
some muscle – let’s not

forget that it’s the muscle
that pulls us altogether
.
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the year of firsts will

the year of firsts will
pull no punches – a birthday
here, a holiday

there. we will discover micro-
tears
to help us adapt next year
.
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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
.
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with the luxury

with the luxury
of painkillers,
we pretend
our bodies can
endure anything –
a migraine,
a tooth extraction,
a pulled muscle,
the passage of time
.
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being efficient

being efficient
with movement
appears like being
still, is packed
with mini-
roars between
sinews, fires
on all cylinders
.
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the long-term effects

the long-term effects
of you make microscopic
tears in all the right

muscles so that when i flex,
there is a lengthening ache
.
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when injured, every

we have learned to be

we have learned to be
basic tendons for each other,
connecting heart to

earth, helping one another
withstand a world of tensions
.
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