Diptych: Study of the Human Body — From a Drawing by Ingres

Plinky.com asked me whether I follow my heart or my head.

And I asked why

should I

limit myself

to those two humble organs

When legs and arms

gut and tail

lungs and tongue

never fail

to add to the whole

of

life and joy

sadness and pain

loss and connection

Thrills and spills

and bellyaches

Leaning left

which paths to take?

This body speaks

in wires and hum

flow and ease

from the very top

to the deepest doldrum

I follow my body

My body follows me

We're indistinguishable

This bone

This thought

This fear

This smile

This gaze

This diaphragm's lift

I follow me

Simple as that

I follow me

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