Tagged: organs

we have allowed these

we have allowed these
networks to become entangled
with our cardio-

vascular systems, increasing
our blood pressure on a whim

knowing when to move

knowing when to move
on is an art, is reading cues
from the air, patterns

in the light, is shrinking some
organs to make room for others

underneath the skin

underneath the skin
and muscles of the city,

five miles of transit – backbone,
blood vessels, the nervous system

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: travels

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

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: perfect

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

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

it is known, or

it is known, or
rather felt, that
memories get
shifted around
in the body, from
eyes, to liver,
to heart, to
fingers, to
skin, to feet.
how else can
we explain
the heaviness
from walking
away, walking
off, walking
to make sense
of it all, to
stop the rest
of the body
from feeling

to remember this

to remember this
moment takes time
lifting a generous
corner of the day,
that hour, a full
minute –
some organs
may tremble
during transportation