the erratic heartbeat
I’m telling you this for your own
benefit/good.I would show you
but I’m tired/misunderstood.I
can’t whisper effectively.I can’t/
can I flutter somewhere further away?
default volume:scolding tone
It’s cold still/in here.I should/
could/would keep rolling.Close
light is too bright.Viscous eyes.
Oh, quiet.I’m thinking/sleeping/
concentrating on a steady life plan/raft.
thrumming & dumbing
down/down/down with nostalgic
notes.Unpredictable slips.Memory gaps/
relapse turns a mind inside-out/outside-
in/ where rosebud vessels burst.I told
you.I tried to.I warned you it would hurt.
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