Monday, July 08, 2013

reflux

reflux

slowly digesting myself from within
the pressure builds and limbs grow weary
sweat forms, drips, chills
mouth waters.

No ready cure, no medication
can end the torment or clear a mind
distracted and distorted by acid
that eats away.

stillness for fear of worsening
its hold on me, of agitating the
already agitated self that
would consume me from within

Please note that no king rib suppers were consumed in ten days prior to writing this. I've actually mostly been eating salad.

Which is why I was thinking wistfully about king ribs.

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