Thinker’s Breath


I was

addicted to thinking

and at first

–it was manageable

a wee think

to get through

the wee hours

found me

fresh and untested

the morning after

but it blossomed

in the manner of gin

rum-i-nations

staining knows

cheek

–and timidity—

all

and before I knew it

–and dissected the knowing—

I was

way over

FDA

RDA

–up all nights, thinking, too

–channeling verse

as sincere as stumpin’ politicians

rhetoric

chewing mints

those hard mornings after

disguising

breath foul

w self-talk unspoken

–litany & lists

berate & beseech–

that marched like elephants

through my

thunk-drunk mind

–cirrhosis of the brain

half a dozen steps away.

 

 

 

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I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

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