Though widowed, the organs inside chest cavities do not cease to notice
all the sensations that leaf through the ribs, on their way to frenzy.
Suffocation is a side effect, blood stream evacuation another.
The frustration felt through distance, technology, memory and respect
stings far worse than any insect or mammalian bite.
Although spring is fertile and a phase of renewal,
reminders of past springs, past fertilities,
past trusts and distrusts,
past loves and unloves
sprinkle the organs with rain that singes and scars.