i am seizing upMature

i am seizing up.
my joints are creaking.
i am clumsy and disquiet.

these nights i don’t rest anymore.
i clamber into sleep, wildly and chaotically,
and i wrestle with it until i pin it to the ground.

my systems are getting glitchy.
my fingers twitch, reaching out; my legs move me
in the night while i fight greater demons than bloody heels.

the deadbolts on the door are insufficient.
they don’t keep me from wandering like your arms used to.

The End

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