When

When pain assaults
the body from all angles
an insulting solemnity
overtakes the jerky
muscles tendons large
and small:
the bag of bones rattles
in its cages, trembling
vibrating with feeble rage
born of fear of what’s next

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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