Paralyzed

by

Inertia

I force

my pen…

my thoughts,

my words

to st…st..stutter

start

stumble

across the page

in one clean, inky stream

The fist clutched heart

the turn-twisted belly

the puff of breath

caught

behind teeth.

Released in one long whoosh…

dry tinder, sparking

kindling

the force held push of words

again.