/ by Caleb Blansett

 

exhaustion stemming from 


a
(but not limited to)
moment


seeking clarity of definition from
a breaking point instead

wobbly legs and a sweaty back
spastic gyrations in a dark room

as if as if

singular
(vibratory quality of the soul,
when tuned to an exhaustion of limb
and epidermal nervous system)
notion

to say 'i'm scared'
-not of the dark-
throwing myself instead towards a
greater sense of fear in breaking and
quivering at the thought of being known
quivering at thought
quivering

as if as if

pile of slack and taunt and dripping limbs
could be more, and less than 

of
(but not limited to)
memory