That’s Me In The Corner…

Family Matters

“…That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion. Trying to keep up with you, and I don’t know if I can do it. Oh no, I’ve said too much. I haven’t said enough. ~ REM

“Expert divers are guiding them out through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of the cave.” ~

Deep in dark caves, trapped alive
we send an urgent SOS, and feel it
as a sneeze. I must be sensitive
to this food, I say, and rush
into a romance of healing,
treating the now as if these frail
symptoms are still-life paintings
hung on my museum’s walls, or a sculpture
showcased in glass too heavily smudged
for the spotlight to penetrate. Darkness.
Trapped alive. I dart from symptom to
cough, pain, knowing this indigestion
isn’t normal, and so I fight
like a good soldier, resist,
pharmaceutically masked into a tight cave.
Unreachable. There…

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