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Cannonballs

I wake up in a war zone
in which cannonballs fly
outside my bedroom;
the rumble and groan of round shots
echo in and out of my brain.
I listen for a moment and roll over,
hardly disturbed by
the thunderous noise. All I want
to do is to surrender to slumber and
go back to sleep.

But the barrage continues
from all sides, ammunition flying
outside me as I rise
reluctantly. I listen
expressionless as I weave my way
through the bullets lying in piles
on the floor, remnants
of previous battles
to which I was similarly resigned.

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Anxiety

Anxiety

anxiety
includes intrusive thoughts
high vigilance
in victims of
abnormal brain circuitry.
we
continue
in fear
fear
of
no
control

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Haiku

I.
Red and yellow leaves
Fall slowly from barren trees,
Revealing winter.

II.
Cold fear, brusque unease,
The quiet disquietude:
That which is to come.

III.
The depths of winter,
Howling wind, blustering snow —
And then: all is still.

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