Indelible

By Tessa Flemming
Poem by Tessa Flemming, Right Now journal

the fracture undetected
the cranium fine;
this is a lie.

lobotomise time
jellyfish arms standby;
rewire revive.

the pulse is a reflex,
the shudder genetic;
darlin’ you’ll survive.

lost sleep symptomatic,
Valium cortex damage;
I am so tired.

forget and forgive
I have tried;
I have tried.

and still, the Hippocampus
fires.

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