Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 6, 2017

MS~by Paul F. Lenzi





“Time Bomb 3” by Margaret Evangeline

whirling swirling

a chaos of fragmented

fossilized energy

dinosaur breath

bathes the brainstem

with paleo-memory

protean messages

dizzy disjointed

surround in a swarm

that vertebral column

remarkably upright

cylindrical hub with

its dorsal identity

coping with failures

fine motor skills

plagued by neuropathy

instinct and ancestral

impulse impeded

by necrotized gaps

locomotion forestalled

finds frustration

unable to transit

from motive to muscle

reliance on agents

of auto-immunity

thwarted confused by

a cruel transformation

from allies to enemies

wherefore the treason

by tissues of myelin

mysteries veiled

somewhere anciently

hidden in mist

beyond rhyme

and fraught reach

of a limited science

biology courting

unwitting conspiracy

nullified senses

inflicting impaired

sight and speech

in a wide constellation

of symptoms who

deaden the spirit

weaken the will

stealing grace

from the elegant

primal mechanics of

moving through life



  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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