By Tessa Flemming | 22 Jan 19
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