The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #795
(Week of 18 March, 2012)

Ever get tired of your own brain? Then this poem is for you.

Brain, Brain

Brain, brain, go away
Come again some other day
You vex me with your ceaseless observations
Anxieties, analyses,
Presumption, bias, fallacies
Calculated jealousies
Unsteady facts and lurid expectations

Your pointless fixes, logic tricks
Fickle jousting politics
Noisy and insistent realizations
The giddy game of placing blame
Of giving every fault a name
Maintaining grudges, fears and shame
Souring the heart with litigation

I weary of you perched above
Of how we fit like head and glove
Our back-and-forth internal conversations
Could you just please go overseas
And take your rules and memories
Your thin disease of small decrees
And give us all a bit of a vacation?

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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