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Monday, May 1, 2017

Tonight's Poet Corner: Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial Tunnel Syndrome
by Belinda Roddie

To tie your nerves up in knots -
to pinch them, like a garden hose,
so that the circulation is reduced
to a constricted trickle during
an autumn drought. The fingers

blessed by numbness caused
by angels' hidden needles, just
in time for the rising temperatures
so that you don't feel the heat stroke
caressing the sweaty crook of your arm.

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