just like so many
things before it.
a list would take too long.
it's easier to say what isn't gone.
and of those, I imagine most are
body rebelling for some unknown reason.
my whole body is tense.
my muscles shiver involuntarily.
just another thing I can't control—
I relax, only to find, minutes later,
that my whole body is wound tighter
than a violin string
& I think I'm a couple pitches too tight—
about to break.
I hope no one gets hurt in the whiplash.
but that's just
one more thing I cannot