a matter of form

Posted: September 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

it’s a matter of form not meaning like a vestigial appendage

like the reptile brain the mindless primitive on the seat beside you

an atavistic snarl the fight or flight reflex opposable claws required

 

the martyr or the coward the way forward or the long way back

face the fear it is always near it presses in like another atmosphere

shaping the features forming character in strata 

 

your angst is part of you no surgeon can remove it

you must heal yourself you must walk through fire

the flames cauterize and clarify pain is momentary

 

understanding endures

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