Wed Feb 19, 2014
Electrical wires wrapped around my gums
sustain the humming current in my frozen jaw
Lest words ruin the thrumming bore
I refrain from peeling away my stuck tongue.
Just one more day bleeding through stick fingers
into that cavernous library of blank-paged books.
An agonizing chess move where the rooks
checkmate endless kings in a game that lingers
far too long.