“An injury to the brain, too much labor, extreme weather, worms, consumption,
constipation, masturbation, intense study, and too much imagination could all
cause a circulatory imbalance.”
Why use this
fork, why not to revolt, why carefully
bump noun verb noun sans adjective, why
wear a red flower, why to stay inside
unless carrying an umbrella,
why the sand must be wet.
“I honestly do not see how one can withhold a treatment of proved efficacy for
fear of inflicting or aggravating putative brain damage.”
Make a simple wooden chair
with blinders. Sit. Be calm.
Repeat labels scientific and colloquial,
Batshit. Bipolar. Manic. Neurotic.
Problematic. It comes back
into style – imbalance.
Circulatory, chemical, genetic,
narcotic. It’s all
the rage. A stress-induced
“It is death for creativeness. Those who take aminazine cannot even read after
taking it. Intellectually they become more and more uncouth and primitive.
Although I am afraid of death, let them shoot me rather than this.”
Because where a door has no business
being, without consent.
Because the fleshy interior flesh
of a clam or mussel is
for eating with the tongue,
not bouncing between hands.
Not for cradling
what is open. Gaping,
clamped, snaps, stop.
Take a rest cure. Here,
bite down on this.