the agony

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 refrainĀ 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.

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