Weight

When you realize the depths of their depravity
that weight replaces the force of gravity
so that walking through life
is no longer an act of physics
but rather a psychic maze
of unhinged reality.

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Aphasia

Enraged neurons
fire too quickly passed
Broca’s & Wernicke’s
leaving me limp
and languageless
in the limbo between
Sensory & Motor
cortexes
vortexes
pulling me deeper
into the Plato’s Cave
of my psyche
where shadows incite me
to lash out
at phantoms
nameless
but not blameless
for the torture
of innocents
shackled to my brain stem
with so many things to say
but no words
to convey them.