fear

it is a heartbeat
an episode of
intense self-scrutiny

take away the monster
the context,the

accumulated ephemera that arouses
gone
the storm the dark
the paranoia
the
& have it

breathing sped
heightened senses
&a heart

beating
in the pit of (my) chest

weak
irregular
product of modern survival

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formulae for time

the worst of it
is the going, after
&a transplant
retain’d memories with
of
left-behind limbs

testament to struggle

find me now this vial!
slender trapping
to dispel
&
be otherwise dispossessed
externality

not withering, will be
or a fading such
&
lengthening of night
no.

it will be we”
sat in the drum
upbraiding racket

caught by the cookie-jar
insane-ly
&
irrelevant
going before

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