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



staining knows


–and timidity–


and before I knew it

–and dissected the knowing–

I was

way over




–up all nights, thinking

–channeling verse

as sincere as

stumpin’ politicians rhetoric


chewing mints

those hard mornings after


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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