National Poetry Writing Month 2023, Day 22

Somewhat on prompt:


After great pain, a formal feeling comes—
somehow, they know


As the nerves sit ceremonious,  like tombs
they know

then Stupor—

As the feet go wooden
and the body sinks like stone
they know


This is the hour of lead
the instant of flight
the eternal dissipation into light

the letting go—

(21 April 2023—posted 22 April 2023)




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