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

Three O’clock

Three o'clock in the morning by iPics
Three o’clock in the morning by iPics

Three O’clock

Three o’clock
the dog wants out
or maybe I’m too late

My sugar’s low
or don’t I know
kicked in Somogyi’s state

The not quite dawn
phenomenon
already taking place

It never ends
I cannot win
this glucose-insulin race

Shadows run
the cat thinks fun
tearing corners in his wake

Two hours left
to get some rest
I really need a break…

© LTM 4/3/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 3

Vacant Tapestry

Vacant Tapestry by DreamMatrix
Vacant Tapestry by DreamMatrix

Vacant Tapestry

Reasons why
I’m tied up inside
locked inside walls
without any halls
Childhood stripped
in disease’s grip
Friends were not cheap
unable to keep
Never feeling enough
as though I’d been struck
in the face by a rock
apart from the flock
Broken up family
unraveling tapestry
Reality and dreams
not what they seem
Opposite reflections
backwards connections
Releasing the sting
came forth to bring
A lighter perception
and brighter reception
but part of me still fights
in the quiet of night
to hold myself back
from imagined attack

© LTM 11/16/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16

Routine Compulsion

Routine daydream. by vampire-zombie
Routine daydream. by vampire-zombie

Routine Compulsion

Younger me
ran and rebelled
against the thought
of anything routine
Though my very existence
depended upon it
I hated the trap
of mundane
repetitive tasks
Fighting for freedom
in my mind
flying and crashing
into the dark abyss
of failure
countless times
before I finally gave in
made an effort
to understand
and do
timely things
in a timely way
without getting bored
I found
in my dissension
my true growth
Instead of trying to escape
certain tasks done every day
I rose to soar
like never before
I found I could
let go the reins
holding me back
from becoming
SOMEthing
I wanted to be
focus to climb
and time
wasted
on procrastination
became usable
doable
I wondered why I
fought for so long
against
living my dreams
My compulsion to follow
a set of routines
probably saved my life
from diabetes
and turned my nightmares
into daydreams
into me.

© LTM 11/07/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7