My Reaction to Non-reaction (an impossible riddle)

A tick on the wall

Once spotted

Triggers involuntary itching

Prickly screaming along my skin


A phone call from a loved one

Once hung up

Triggers involuntary exhaustion

Prickly agitation in my gut


A daughter’s expression of love

Once uttered

Triggers involuntary attachment

Prickly consolation slows my heart


Is non-reaction ever really possible?

Or is it the awareness of such

Simple shared humanity

That opens me up to the living


~ by April on May 25, 2012.

One Response to “My Reaction to Non-reaction (an impossible riddle)”

  1. Good stuff. I heard that emotion is the impetus for every thought and gesture, no matter how seemingly well it fits into the rational camp.

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