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no senses - circa 2000

Posted to Utterances




ask the blind man seeing truths
ask the deaf man hearing voices
bounced off walls and skin
ask the paralyzed, in wheel chairs
trapped within a heartbeat, confined,
ask the woman who can't smell or taste,
her senses stripped by love she's dined
on, dessert not an option --
she is the waiter,
the platter not served

i sense no senses sweet
to quick complete an empty palette,
and words cannot be read by braille
even in the dark
when nobody's
touching
anybody

stark, naked, valid
voided prisons,
interacting cells without
input

i sense no senses.
i am numb.
and death is just
a moment's

separation.

the sadness of the vegetation
would leave a sour taste
if the tongue could talk,
the eyes could feel,
the ears could see.

what? no senses?
the stench of existence,
annihilated


doreen peri, 12/15/2000



no senses - circa 2000

Posted to Utterances




ask the blind man seeing truths
ask the deaf man hearing voices
bounced off walls and skin
ask the paralyzed, in wheel chairs
trapped within a heartbeat, confined,
ask the woman who can't smell or taste,
her senses stripped by love she's dined
on, dessert not an option --
she is the waiter,
the platter not served

i sense no senses sweet
to quick complete an empty palette,
and words cannot be read by braille
even in the dark
when nobody's
touching
anybody

stark, naked, valid
voided prisons,
interacting cells without
input

i sense no senses.
i am numb.
and death is just
a moment's

separation.

the sadness of the vegetation
would leave a sour taste
if the tongue could talk,
the eyes could feel,
the ears could see.

what? no senses?
the stench of existence,
annihilated


doreen peri, 12/15/2000