a million, million actions
sit inside me like so much

p o t e n t i a l  e n e r g y

a word, a move, a tangent
to run along from
this fixed point

but armor works both ways
in stopping the slings and arrows
from leaving as well as entering

to exist…

irreducible,

(n)ever expanding,

a vibrating string of contradiction
frozen into this life’s pond
makes the heart beat fast
while cloaked in flesh and bone
as if it never existed at all