Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I need to take my vitamins

Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's my diet. Maybe it's the economy. I'm feeling rundown and not very alert. Not sick, just wiped out.

I seem to always get this way right about this part of the year. It's unsettling. Are moods tied to a season? I would expect to feel this way during the winter, but it's springtime now.

Might be my body telling me to go exercise more or something. But that's a hard sell when your natural inclination is to be sprawled out on the couch.

I need to set off an atom bomb of energy but I am NOT looking to grab those energy drinks or pop pills.

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Flame and Bone

When I was made from fire
Poured into the tender vessel of caution
That keeps my smoke from rising
Quickly did I discover that apart from crisp drizzles or falling snow
The world chilled my touched
Walking the narrow cornered gap between girders and cut stone
One learns to tuck his shoulders in or risk
Jostling a neighbor passing by rapt with want
For a clear path without the distraction
Of another man's boiling eyes
The tip of a finger
That oldest of all weapons
Grown deadlier and pristine in its invention
Gathers a mote of a cinder on its bare flesh
And turns pondering how best to scratch the impious itch
Prying open the tender seam
Where the oil of thought dews
Offering a new wick to ignite
Squirming alive as a salamander of mischief
That yearns for a taste of air it is so ready to devour
The steam of breath betrays me
Before the glint of orange spreads
In popping bright waves
Eroding the fibers feeding it
Leaving naught but ash
As my shell of quietude falls away