Tagged: neurons

perhaps months,

perhaps months,
years from now, these
days will become
foggy, it’s how our
minds insist on
playing games with
our hearts – now you see
me, now you don’t

we have no choice as
witnesses, obligated
to make out every
fine detail in the
heightened haze

some day, the actions

some day, the actions
we take and the actions we
do not take will be
finely detailed in reams
of schematics, outlining
the exact series of
electrical pulses that
take us from point A
to point B. when we are
in danger of breaking,
you or i will pull down
the heaviest volumes,
pinky-swear until the
cows come home that
we will get to the bottom
of this, not allow
each other to experience
so much vulnerability

i am twenty-three

i am twenty-three
galaxies away from finding
you – so vast, and yet,
like the number of
signs you leave
across towns and
cities, still measurable

maybe we shouldn’t

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

with only a hundred

with only a hundred
billion neurons
meeting and
unmeeting within
each galaxy of one
individual, we profess
to knowing where
we are going
when we take
one another’s hand

between this bite and

between this bite and
the next, an unfathomable
number of synapses
and you, caught
in the dendrites,
encoding, retrieving,
encoding, retrieving

our skin is wired

our skin is wired
with neurons devoted to
the most fleeting of
touches –
it’s how we are able
to feel the last second
of the year
with so much
joy, so much fear