Sunday, 11 November 2007

While feeling low down


Sometimes (or always, as the musicians will claim),
Music has the power to heal.
But isn’t that impossible
When the ears are least receptive
to any sound
but the throbbing of blood in the temples?


Fear is a stupid emotion.
It boils itself in the
great abysses of the belly
With surges of emotions
flowing up till the throat—
And then you are forced to vomit it.
Shout! Cry! Faint!
Fall into the hands of the waiting support,
And make yourself vulnerable
To the exposure of itself—fear.