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Cindy Rinne – 1 poem

Broken Connection

 

Lemma 1

Flame in my lower back x endless spasms x shortness of breath x no sleep for days x try to function = body betrayal.

Theory

Arthritis entered spine after fire. Fire burned muscles. Spine suffocated in smoke. It’s just aging.

 

Lemma 2

Trauma language in muscles x unknown future x tilt sewing machine x betrayal  constant pain =

Fear. Try to look like everything is okay x grab back x lean back into pain bend forward.

 

Theory

Spend hours stretching, acupuncture, massage, yoga = finances. Worth it to spend. Every move a possible flare-up. It will come back to bite you.

 

Lemma 3

Work with throbbing x ice x stretch bands x rolled towel = clothing not too tight on waist. Meditate x breathing exercises sleepless nights = escapism and delusion.

 

Theory

Root of trauma can be dealt with through breath, meditation, facing it. Try one of 10,000 methods.

 

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Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is Poet in Residence for the Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum. Cindy is the author of several books: Letters Under Rock (forthcoming Elyssar Press), Moon of Many Petals (Cholla Needles Press), Listen to the Codex (Yak Press), and others. Her poetry appeared or is forthcoming in: Anti-Herion Chic, Unpsychology Magazine, MORIA, Verse of Silence, several anthologies, and others. www.fiberverse.com