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The Heart-in-ItselfMy bodies - I have one
for each day I'm alive - keep
popping off into the past.
Today's is made black and blue
by language trying to break in, rummage
around, look for the heart, that the heart
might be pulled out, hung over me and prayed to:
"Here I am," I'd say. "May the marl of my mind
prove true fertilizer for the words that we need.
Love, for example. That love might live
like a tree, reach in every direction and like
your arteries arc its blood into every flesh
of the greater body that we become." And
the heart's beating, high there, would
summon the other believers back.
Pretending LoveScreaming signs
longing for my
Curves and lines
and shapes that I
(Should I be
Stop the cheek,
stop pretending love
and start amusing
Start to speak,
just make me laugh
or fail seducing.
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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