Tagged: stomach

stained with specks of juice –

with the promise of

with the promise of
homegrown
mint comes delicious
thoughts of chutney,
ice cream, soothing
tea, and julep
for another
day in quarantine
.
20210210:2059
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when the first order

when the first order
of business
is learning how
to turn people
away, power
presses into the lining
of our stomach,
building up
an appetite
.
20210202:2014
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when your battery

when your battery
runs low, the body grows cold,
the skin clammy – this

morning, getting a raw taste
of having something to lose
.
20201120:1551
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on the resume

on the resume
attached to the application
for joining the crew

of a viking longship is a
steel stomach, advanced fire fighting
.
20200202:1402
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let us launch into

awareness is not

awareness is not
action – this morning,
over the toilet bowl,
recognizing that the
body will eventually
act, revolt,
when administered
enough poison
.
20170213:0742
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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
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here’s our history –

i can count on one

i can count on one
hand the times my
vision became
the rim of that
toilet bowl and
nothing more –
a sign of municipal
rejection – my own
body breaking
up with me
.
20130912:0900
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