You could have a big dipper   

The human body is a series of resistors and capacitors by Kathryn Anna Marshall



fine gauge copper

connects


heart

head

mouth


twists

to trapezium

stranded conductors

fused fast


Gordian knots

make their way to


stomach


circuit breaker

electrons

swarm

dance


wire

punctures


continues path to thigh


the four horsemen of my

quadriceps bring deep somatic pain to

penetrate each extension flex and


loop

loop

loop


a ligature of anti-light


on she goes to sole

brings pins

to aggravate

each step

peripheral pallesthesia

a stress response

a stress response

a stress response




 

Kathryn Anna Marshall is a poet based in Shropshire. She returned to writing a few years ago, following diagnosis with M.E. Kathryn has work published or forthcoming in places like Mslexia, Popshot Quarterly and The Dawntreader, and online at places like Sledgehammer Lit. and Streetcake. Kathryn is currently seeking a publisher for her first pamphlet and is working on a collaborative project of poetry and collage with artist Caris Jackson. You can find out more about Kathryn's writing as well as her experience of living with M.E. on her website kathrynannasite.wordpress.com @KathrynAnna_x

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