Chemical Reaction

Chemical Reaction` by Foxfire4000
Chemical Reaction` by Foxfire4000

Chemical Reaction

Stonewalled
blank expression
choking on words
Frozen
not numb
dumb
unfounded
Mind racing
thought bouncing
balance malfunction
Widespread panic
internal quakes
Self-inflicted
dopamine response
spaced-out
drowsy
complete shutdown

All systems
shut
down

Outside-in:
unfeeling
uncaring
cold-hearted bitch

Inside-out:
emotional
overload
caring too much

Remember me
remember this
because in those moments
I can’t remember

Check my blood sugar!

© LTM 4/11/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 11

Because Some of Us Are Older

arthritis by thevilbrain
arthritis by thevilbrain

Because Some of Us Are Older

or otherwise unable

to sit with a pen
in paper-like zen
and doodle or jot
now and then

My hands don’t work right
just holding things tight
it causes them pain
day or night

For words there’s a spare
but drawing’s thin air
It’s all in my head
if you dare–

good luck finding anything in there

© LTM 4/8/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 8

Wing-Dingin’ It

party in my head by mangaluvver
party in my head by mangaluvver

Wing-Dingin’ It

Party
inside my head
No dress code
Don’t bring anything
except your own
amenities
Socialize
with random words
as you wish
or stir alone
a wallflower
spun from gold
Everyone grows old
weary of effort
planning and
putting on airs
just for musical chairs
We all play
in some way
of charming the ghost
a delightful host
coming to take me away
Just one more dance
circumstance
Pomp is dashed and played
away
for youth
as it were
grandstanding

© LTM 1/6/15

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 291

I’ll be Blank

Dove by TasheenaS
Dove by TasheenaS

I’ll be Blank

I suppose
as I grow old
my heart this knows
my brain won’t hold
on to everything
I’ve ever known
Some will go missing
as how I’d grown
when’s and where’s
will fade away
Not just yet
but in those days
I’ll be frank
and like the dove
I’ll be blank
of all but love

© LTM 11/24/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24