Dogs 2012

MOTOR ILLS
(10/24/12)


the
muscles
don't care
if I'm
sad

mad

tired

or depressed

with care
and maintenance
they are ready
to perform
whether I
think that
I'm ready
or not

my brain
totally exhausted
sits atop
a body
pumping away
to the usual
routine

somehow
still sending those
chemo-electric signals
down
the
spine
and out
to the targeted
groups

I feel
as if
I could lapse
into a coma
but somehow
the arms
and legs
keep moving
despite all
of my desires
to be
immobile

I didn't
want to start
but now
that I'm
almost finished
I can't imagine
what my
trepidations
could have
been

the sky
darkens
and I feel
better
than I have
all day

I'm glad
to know
that I would
have the strength
to strangle
someone
if necessary

even
if I didn't
think
that I
could