History could hold
Clues to the mystery of
The mind and its way.
Take a moment to
Spend time in the memory
Of the day before.
Shutting down so we can rest
Sweet R.E.M dreams.
Am I drunk? Or are,
Coursing through my brain?
If Love is only
Some chemicals in my brain,
This brings me comfort
Proof that Love exists,
Does not reduce its meaning,
Just the opposite.
When you talk to me
My Broca’s Area fails
And makes me so dumb
She doesn’t know she’s my future wife yet.
Also, the onion poems are all for her too.
I’m not creepy I promise.
Well, maybe she knows
We talk about our Advanced Care Directives a lot.
When I look at you
My Occipital Lobe makes
My pupils dilate
The parasympathetic nervous system
is responsible for regulations
within the organs and
the glands of
urination, salivation, digestion, defecation, and
(noun. ‘the flow of tears’. Latin.
from lacrimare (‘weep’) and lacrima (‘tear’).
It’s why I cry
even when I don’t want to.
You are the parasympathetic nervous system.
The (ortho-)sympathetic nervous system
is responsible for the mobilization
of the fight-or-flight response
and constantly maintaining
rapidly, enacting an attempt at stability and
the necessary and critical ability
to suddenly escape
on pulsing legs or
cling to survival through
brandishing adrenaline-doused knuckles
and dilated pupils.
It’s why you live
even when you don’t want to.
I am the sympathetic nervous system.
The parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
are two of three essential nervous systems which
compose the autonomic nervous system
(a part of the peripheral
functions of the body. Such as:
swallowing, perspiration, arousal, breathing, and
(noun. ‘the speed of the heartbeat’.
usually expressed in beats per minute. mine speeds up when I see you).
Individually these two systems oppose
each other like our hands do—
pressed together and omitting equal force;
at the fingertips and throbbing at the wrists
but running amuck on our respective digits otherwise.
You are the invariable and unspoken reminder to
I am the sudden snap of reality always aiming to save you
but grudgingly willing to fight you and
From the deepest lower half of my brainstem
and from every nerve
in my cycling body,
From all of my chromaffin cells
and from the truest parts of submandibular ganglian,
I am sorry.
— The End —