the body speaks to the mind by Raine Geoghegan

remember the times you were always moving,
never stopping, turning,

turning away, from what?                          

from being still,
not listening to me,
going forwards, back,

round and round in circles,
not stopping
not pausing to consider
what was going on.

remember the signs?

      ……pain pins pressed against the back of the eyes
     ……pressure in the neck , the brain fizzing as if a
     ……foreign entity had collided with it.                 

remember how my muscles  became

taut, like string when it is pulled hard?

you didn’t take any notice,
kept going,
working, pushing,
harder then harder,

unable to sleep
then sleeping too much,
the throat closing,
unable to keep the dark force down.

…………………………………………………I didn’t want to be your slave
but you didn’t listen
didn’t stop to listen
to me,

your body

didn’t think to stop,
listen,
to me,

trying to communicate.

speaking …..in…..between…..breaths

i told the blood to sing in your ears,

i whispered,

 

the mind is the idea of the body,

………………………………………………..not the other way around.’                                       .’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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