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The Body Personal

The body-personal will be achieving little today.
Today is a too tight T-shirt.

Bloat and insomnia
have measured and found soft round toads
croaking in the swamp of being.
There are squawky
oral articulations in dry joints.

A fate has made its presence known
revealing pre-set mousetraps
strewn upon the path of well laid plans;
it warns obliquely of dentures mechanically
nibbling on stale cheese.

Knowing the hours will belch
and empty-out air that could have
breathed new life into words,

Perceiving that chattering mind-children
will cross the distracted mind
without a crossing guard,
be bowled over, squashed, spread
over neural highways,
their scant electric membranes
dissolving and denuded
leaving a sticky residue
over the body personal...

then that body
must retire and regroup
into a proto-cognizance,
a glow of phosphorescence 
too primal to be snared,
yet able to predict
when it can get out of itself -
hopefully.

Copyright © Eric Ashford | Year Posted 2021

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