Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sinking Above Ground

A shared human experience
I can assure you
is that sensation
of falling
as your stomach twists
when you learn
something unsettling
very suddenly
through one of your
five delightful senses
and your body reacts
with a biological
boxing match
where your mind
has thrown in the towel
but the referee
doesn't see it
and the body blows
keep raining down
until the knees buckle
and the lights
go out

later on
in the silence
of the locker room
when the fight is over
and there's no more blood
left to spit out
the scene replays itself
over and over
the unexpected right jab
when you were
throwing a hook

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