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Possession

Possession

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Published by Derric Saville
Possession

Derric Saville
April 8, 2013

There is a certain aggression that impels me,
into the raging fire,
seeking an end to the desire,
of this possession.

Trapped within the body,
with which I first arrived, and grew,
strengthening as I aged,
pulling back the crackled shell,
shedding the membranic coverings,
peeling back the summertime,
and winter,
discontent and happiness,
all absorbed without retort,
yet now as I’ve begun the slide,
toward a demise of date unknown,
the carapace has rebelled against itself,
ripping apart from deep within,
a story that held uncertain promise,
when pen set first to paper,
and the conjunction of the two,
became the creation of just one,
each day a struggle,
between the voluntary perambulation,
and the quiverous twitching,
that keeps this hiker seated,
all to avoid the embarrassment of public,
rescue on a roadway close to home,
just because the robot legs refuse to move me forward,
anymore.
Possession

Derric Saville
April 8, 2013

There is a certain aggression that impels me,
into the raging fire,
seeking an end to the desire,
of this possession.

Trapped within the body,
with which I first arrived, and grew,
strengthening as I aged,
pulling back the crackled shell,
shedding the membranic coverings,
peeling back the summertime,
and winter,
discontent and happiness,
all absorbed without retort,
yet now as I’ve begun the slide,
toward a demise of date unknown,
the carapace has rebelled against itself,
ripping apart from deep within,
a story that held uncertain promise,
when pen set first to paper,
and the conjunction of the two,
became the creation of just one,
each day a struggle,
between the voluntary perambulation,
and the quiverous twitching,
that keeps this hiker seated,
all to avoid the embarrassment of public,
rescue on a roadway close to home,
just because the robot legs refuse to move me forward,
anymore.

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I understand why this poem is called "Possession" but I can never remember its words until I begin to read it anew.
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Barely made it through Target last night just getting the last of our groceries, limping and wheeze gasping for air.
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Embarrassed by my own immobility.
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At some juncture I shall see the relection of me reflecting.
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There is no problem greater than not knowing how long to live.
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A rare work that took ten days to coalesce from the date I first began to write.
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