Tagged: nerves

three days before heading

three days before heading
home, a ball of nerves
tumbles in the chest,
jostled and batted around
like the best
game of post-election
pinball ever played,
where the score is
already in the trillions,
you’re playing right
into enemy territory,
and all the flashing
lights, bells and noise-
makers seem to only make
the ball move faster –
keeping up is essentially
adding so many
zeroes and counting on
that slingshot save
.
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i am scared. i am

i am scared. i am
not scared. i am scared. i am
not scared. i am scared.

psyching out the universe
to stake a claim. i am not scared
.
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perhaps words are our

perhaps words are our
very first
spices, nestled
on our tongues
like lost and
found
treasures, waiting
to stir
one another’s
pots of
thoughts and
lived experiences,
make little
explosions,
calm unnerved
nerves
.
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when we reached the edge

when we reached the edge
of desire, we were stupidly
surprised to find a
perilous drop with no
path nor handrails
to maintain a semblance
of control –
holding hands
without becoming
nervous holding
hands was our safest bet
.
20161017:0207
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there are aches that can

there are aches that can
drag you across one hour
into the next and

the next – during which you realize
you were never in control
.
20160914:2337
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the minute before

the minute before
the minute is a
clot, not meant to
carry so
heavy a burden –
allow the seconds
to dissolve
.
20150801:1831
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there are nerves inside

there are nerves inside
of nerves that require direct
sunlight
every once

in awhile – don’t be afraid
to color outside the lines
.
20150728:0042
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