Tire Pressure

My head hurts

The ache has been there

for a long time now

My heart hurts

The ache has been there

even longer

 

When I tried to voice this

out loud, the words

hovered in-between

the air and my tonsils

like this:

 

“I don’t feel well.

I’ve felt this way for

awhile.”  (Forever).

 

“Let me check the

air pressure of

your car tires

before you drive

away,” he said.

“They’re fine.”

“I’ll check anyway.”

 

As if the quick fix

we’re all looking for

could be quantified by

pounds per square inch,

like a car tire or

the DNA of a human being.

 

Where is the Emotional Bacitracin?

To refill our souls the way

the air plumps up the tires,

so that they can traverse the

great expanse of life

leaving their mark in

the fullest possible way.

 

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One thought on “Tire Pressure

  1. interesting, my bike tire went flat yesterday. Surprising only because I thought about how when I was DX’d with diabetes at Disney World I felt like a flat tire. Even more interesting I took my bike tire tot he hospital and my parents took me to the hospital (ok it was 2 weeks after we all knew it was diabetes) but I was happy to get there. My bike tire seemed happy as well. The tube? Not so much.

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