Paresthesia

i’m stranded

thoughts strangled

by emotion

i must-have slept on my brain funny*

’cause I’ve lost the ability to word

and

it is pins and needle painful

∫

my body has been laughing at me

for years

but

I’ve always been able to count on my mind

but somehow that seems lost in time

as records play

on repeat

 

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

* I unashamedly admit that I stole the line “i must-have slept on my brain funny” from my very silly husband

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7 responses to “Paresthesia

  1. Well stolen! Wonderful line and great poem πŸ™‚

  2. At my age we call it, brain fog. πŸ˜‰

    Great poem. I’d love to memorize it, but fog brain is very real. I don’t think you’re there yet, I think you just slept funny.

    πŸ˜‰

  3. Brian is so awesome. πŸ™‚ This is another wonderful poem and I think most people can relate to in many ways. “thoughts strangled by emotion,” “as records play on repeat.” important lines and reminders to pull ourselves out of those places. I love this. it’s wonderful.

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