neuro imp

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system slowing, and valves tightly closed,
through misfires, synapses fail to trigger,
churning juices in stagnant chambers,
rolling waves of uncontrolled volume
thrust up into regurgitated waste,
and the storm quiets momentarily.

 

debris removed,
fresh textiles comfort,
with head raised,
pace of infusion slowed,
awaiting hopeful retention of the lost,
again to be retrieved.

 

the only sound heard
after the gagging stops,
whimpering sighs,
kangaroo pump.

 

 

1:20 AM 5/17/2013 ©

Author's Notes/Comments: 

gastroparesis is a condition often experienced by diabetics where the stomach ceases to digest it's contents. it comes and goes without any real explanation why or how long it will stay. 

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Just the word Imp drew me in.

Just the word Imp drew me in. This condition sounds uncomfortable. Reminds me of when I got botchalism... the worst pain I ever felt in my life! 

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Yes. Diabetic gastroparesis

Yes. Diabetic gastroparesis is usually associated with the neurological impairment that uncontrolled diabetes offers. Thank you for reading!! :-)


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

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As a diabetic you had me at

As a diabetic you had me at system slowing... Great write! Hugss 


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lol...cute!

lol...cute!


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

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Come on Nightlight,

It's a new way of discribing an ailment pertaining to digestion and comparing it with the valves and the misfires in the ignition chamber of an engine.  well said.

Ben

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Thank you Ben! What i love

Thank you Ben! What i love about poetry. I wasn't actually thinking of an engine, but it amazingly fits nicely! I was thinking of the pyloric valve near the small intestine and esophagus. Now I like this poem even more!


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "