Palsy

 

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Palsy
(1817 AD)

starts with a twist
a palsied twitch a nod
more movement

slow loss of grip
bottle-tops won’t open
things fall to the floor

twist and twitch
turn into shakes
bad vibes not good

words tripping
on not off tongue
stumbling over teeth

vitality extinguished
a dullness in the eyes
a cork-screw turning in

bland the writing
both erased
chalkboard and page

dry honey tunnels
yellow calcined skull
empty hexagonal cells

this lone bee searching
for a special something
it can no longer find

2 thoughts on “Palsy

  1. Yeah, Palsy is a good one, subtle and fraught. #FilledWithDread Chuck

    On Sat., Apr. 13, 2019, 3:18 a.m. rogermoorepoet, wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: ” Palsy (1817 AD) starts with a twist a palsied > twitch a nod more movement slow loss of grip bottle-tops won’t open things > fall to the floor twist and twitch turn into shakes bad vibes not good > words tripping on not off tongue stumbling over teeth v” >

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