February 6th, 2002


Yep, another poem ...

Hey, this one's EASY ... it's about being SICK! I had a bad "Daily Double" the other night and was struggling with food poisoning while Daughter #1 was at dojo ... bleh. Nothing quite like being on the other side of town with the shits, too ... fun, fun, fun. Anyway, if you want to see some that are not about digestive functions, check out the archive at http://i.am/btripp

                    BAD FLOWS IN WORSE SPACES

                    internal disturbance
                    deeply annoyed
                    no frameset for distance
                    no structure returns
                    we are poisoned within
                    weakened and drained
                    unable to process
                    these elements here

                    vectors of pain
                    transfix attention
                    no plans, no goals
                    no intents attained
                    we shift down to low states
                    collapse towards the base
                    stripped of dignity
                    driven to shame

                    spirals of agony
                    leading on down
                    we cannot focus
                    on anything but
                    this illness, this bane
                    this sharp cruel decline
                    locked into sickness
                    frozen to despair

                    and huddled with this
                    a darker zone
                    a deeper anguish
                    something has shattered
                    in our defense
                    armor shreds off
                    leaving us naked
                    open and exposed

                    duration escapes us
                    leaving only desires
                    unmet, incomplete
                    unable to fill
                    in dwindling hours
                    fleet fleeing days
                    the sand that now empties
                    without any trace

                             - Brendan Tripp

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