Tagged: stress

here we are, under

here we are, under
close inspection, even closer,
taunting us to burst
.
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allow us to spend

allow us to spend
a bit of the day counting
sheep, for a fixed peace
.
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three hundred and eight

three hundred and eight
hoops later, we are still bending
the knees, lengthening

the calf muscles, rotating
our ankles to meet the mark
.
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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
.
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we are all one

we are all one
another’s super-
heroes, there is no
doubt – when it’s
not you, it’s me,
caught waiting
for a release
.
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soon after the new

soon after the new
year, there is a heaviness
that comes with being

weightless for so long, or is
it the other way around?
.
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there’s another version

there’s another version
of us, a catch and
release, one in which
we are both
experts, armed
only with barbless
hooks. maybe we pose
for a photograph,
but we leave
no other
remnants –
no stress nor injuries –
with eighty-seven percent
chance of survival
.
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