Tagged: nervous system

mama’s perilla

mama’s perilla
eventually takes over
the garden every

year, understanding that our
nervous system depends on it
.
20210614:1938
y

there are phases of

there are phases of
Moon that will forever light
up specific cells,

activating love, loss, pain,
and then all over again
.
20180226:2206
y

there will be milli-

there will be milli-
seconds when all you can do
is resist – between

signals, synapses, and spring,
everything is a trigger
.
20180212:2006
y

on the streets of love,

when the heart breaks,

when the heart breaks,
the body, unbeknownst
to the host,
disconnects, one, two,
maybe several
organs at a time. it
is how on day seven,
the outer shell awakes
first and recognizes
pain along the circuitry,
the stomach reacts,
two-thirds liver-less,
the spinal cord lets
go a bouquet of
nerves, and the
tongue is speechless,
numb to the touch
.
20161115:0632
y

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
y

maybe we shouldn’t

maybe we shouldn’t
rule out that there are
new molecular
connections here, a
dendritic extension
able to achieve
supplementary
information transmission
with each neuron
synapse, so that
between day 536
and day 578, more
filters through, i
am seeing
through your eyes
.
20160628:2350
y

in the memory

in the memory
bank, scarring
requires a good
dose of new
memories
fragmented for
fibers to even
imagine mending
the damage –
there’s no
anesthesia for
the procedure
.
20151216:0754
y

there are days when i

there are days when i
am sixty signals from
falling, sixty-one
from taking
flight, eighty
signals to
spreading my
wings, one
signal away
from you
.
20151004:1529
y

between touching you

between touching you
and not touching you is an
itch – after a long

absence, the body is dumb,
pauses for recognition
.
20150927:0136
y