During the full charge of the afternoon words or figures tumbling out of you something the size and scent of work remember that it is unimportant vow to come to yourself pull back from those artificial languages feel your heart navigate the river of your pulse breathe the liquid air that gives you life even as its corrosive kills you
the light will change quality let sounds lose their meanings and play the timpani of your ears stroke the fine hairs of your forearm like pleasing a pet when all is work please yourself find that itch at the base of your ribs study the range of cartilage and bone with your educated fingertips and scratch until your eyes roll back
go back to work if you must but kick your shoes off grab a pencil with your toes and remember the divine madness of your favorite relative laughter from your heartspring it seemed unstoppable because it was laugh at least a single syllable like you did when you were twelve and laughing was the most amazing thing you could think to do with your lips
a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
Take a break, what does that really mean? Break an arm, a foot; break wind or a stick. Maybe, perhaps; but take a look a little deeper is the thought. Re-visit, revise; review, recharge. Take a head break, a spirit
No more bad thoughts its gota stop Be positive and grateful for all I’ve got No more mental breakdowns keep it together I cant be mentally unstable for ever Its the start of a new beginning today I must block
Sick of paranoia tired of absurd thoughts Constant grind hearing things assumptions being distraught If it’s not derogatory voices talking constantly about me Random thought will make me act quite obsessively Can’t shake the feeling I’m being watched all the
No more bad thoughts its gotta stop Be positive and grateful for all I’ve got No more mental breakdowns keep it together I can’t be mentally unstable for ever It’s the start of a new beginning today I must block