Thursday, February 22, 2007

spirit and matter

How is the spirit connected to this gristly bloody network of sinew and bone?

or am I my body?

i ask because it hurts so much, this ache in my chest

How can longing be felt by tissue and muscle, flesh and blood?
How does regret render the palate deaf dumb and blind to taste?

the dull weight of misery pulls like a stone in the lungs and stomach

grief constraining breath

the body bears what we can't express
expresses what we can't bear

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


(Dirty linen in public)

Baggy saggy slack elastic.

No give or bounce or spring left.

All stretched out


worn out with tension

Grey with fatigue
and too much washing