Need A Verb

Movement abandonsI grasp for something…concrete……air to breathe… am fast becoming…sedimentary…an object Need a verb –transitive –to drive me – The wind lifted herThe sun inspired herThe day healed her… (Image my own)

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Letters and Words

Letters jostle for position back-up attempt to regroup get detoured Frustration builds and obstacles pop-up – cognition faltering Circuits are jumbled pathways rerouting patience exploding expression lost. Word recall out of order Word recognition under construction Is there an exit from this nightmare? (Brain fog affects cognitive functioning.  I first wrote this piece in 2015 and […]

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Tongue Tied

Two-tongued – speaking both heart and mind – complex languages, whose nuances I’ve never quite mastered, yet am conversant in. It’s a constant learning to nail enunciation – linguistics a tiresome topic the mind, a guttural language, leans to equation and absolutes – hard consonants and long vowels; while heart-speak rolls off the tongue in […]

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Losing Language

hardwood… it rolls off my tongue stops in mid-air, mind halting Is that a real word? I stretch for familiarity, find none – I apologize quizzical expressions indicate my mistake – such a funny word, I fumble for explanation humiliation crowding How do you spell resile? my English teacher brain searches, comes up empty Do […]

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