Dull Ache – Sharp Jolt

Is it safe

from the movie Marathon Man

Backscattered echoes
of words casually tossed,
emotions impacted –
the enamel is eaten
through, and the nerve pulses
hotly – torment
me to write.

A root canal of the psyche; drill
deeply into the chagrined
flesh.  Eliminate the offense,
or at the very least, expose

How do we paint our obsession?  Our need to write… whether poetry, fiction, commentary… whatever?  I can’t speak for others.  I feel the necessity to write as keenly as I have felt (God help me) a toothache.  It’s not quite air.  Closer to chocolate, actually.

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