Voice goes off line,
Instantly before logic can say it's fine.
Triggered a memory trapped in soul,
Feel it in body still living unwhole.
Can't express what is happening,
Held hostage to brain and body reacting.
Exhaustion and stress carried in core,
No longer needed yet can't just ignore.
Haunts and hounds at "random" spark,
Pent up energy leaving its mark.
Realizing it isn't anxiety feel,
Bound up pain that needs healed.
Pay attention to body it speaks,
Where memory fails pain peaks.
About the Author: Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.