Muscle Memory

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I awoke in peril while attempting to flee.

I ignored the nurse’s warnings in my haste until

the forced injection insured my compliance.

Muscles have memory…

Whatever happened while I was under…my body

remembered, and at the very first opportunity did its level

best to save me from further trauma.

We’re taught from a young age to negate our body’s warning signs…

Your hair bristling, a pit in the bottom of your stomach, feelings without proof that something or someone’s just not right.

Our body often knows what our brain is unable to accept or make sense of.

Of late I’ve pondered…a peek at my record…

But muscles have memory…

And I think I already know enough.

 

 

©Dani Heart

3-12-2020

 

 

 

 

In Defense of Myself

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While it is my penchant to avoid conflict and confrontation as I am sensitive and easily wounded…

I am sympathetic to the marginalized less fortunate members of our society, and therefore unable to remain silent in the wake of the horrors that currently abound….

And it’s costing me dearly in the form of nearly unbearable anguish.

 

©Dani Heart

8-12-2019