Tagged: numbness

here comes month nineteen

after so many

after so many
layers, numbness will settle
in, a longed for pain
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: layers

seven paces to

seven paces to
the atlantic, it comes up
to measure me and
my intent.
eventually, the
waves will rise
to chest-level, so
cold that i will
no longer have to
say the things i
need to say
because there
will be a numbness
that simply forgets
.
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there’s a numbness

there’s a numbness
that comes
with holding on
too tightly –
it starts
and ends with
a prick
.
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the thing about

the thing about
addiction is
there will never be
a wake-up
call – there will
only be one
awakening after
another
and numbness
in-between
.
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in the dark, two hours

in the dark, two hours
before sunrise, i wonder
if the spider in

my lamp has finally found
my arm – at least it’s asleep
.
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the first time you really

the first time you really
see something, there is
an off-season tilling
in the garden of the
mind. if you are
very still, you could
feel a gentle
tugging
at the
roots, but more
often than not,
there is a numbness
bordering between
doubt and awe.
the best thing to do is
to keep your
gardening gloves on
because there is
still a lot of work
to be done
.
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there is a thawing quality to

there is a thawing quality to
waking, except – instead of
melting – there is a
pulling together of atoms,
an activation of senses,
a bonding of nouns to
verbs, a slow architecture
of understanding that this,
this is waking, balanced
on the tip of numbness,
with only fractions of
milliseconds to decide
which way to fall
.
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with you, apologies

with you, apologies
come after a long
numbness, stripped
down to every
joint, then
a requisite
freeze
before arriving
at the doorsteps
like Spring unhinged
.
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why do i feel so distant

why do i feel so distant
from everyone?
he asks me.
and i don’t understand
where he gets this notion
that there is something besides
numbness in calibrating life
.
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