There’s a Way the Body Speaks

jenny-ketotwitterJenny Keto is an actress and writer born and raised in Austin, Texas. After spending some years in NYC, she returned to Austin to attend nursing school. Jenny looks forward to the prospect of helping others for a living. Her poems can be found in Painted Cave Literary Journal and The City Key.

There’s a Way the Body Speaks

muscle memory
that keeps, like scratch on
record, torque repeats

corporeal beats—stuck in head
limbs without lyrics
tread instead on pulse thread
where measures stretch years

none may touch it—self strung
the harp plucks discord
from too-tight thews as bow rests and
chorus kneels in pews

when pain comes, the body listens
visceral—morse code
when pain goes, tinnitus sings
clock still tuning until—

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