Saturday, 31 December 2011


Child imprinted,
Adult haunted, drowning, numb,
Parent lost and found.

Knotted muscles pain,
oiled hands press and rub, soothing
until stress returns.

Nerves jammed by bones,
rebalanced to equilibrium
with acupunctured rest.

Bryan Douglas Cook December 2011

Context for "Therapies"
I composed the components of this poem while receiving therapy for my mind and body.

Read at Tree Reading Series 10 January 2012

The luxury of the massage table
Photo: Facebook....SIAM Thai Massage - Cape Town

Acupuncture chart
from Hua Shou (Ming Dynasty 1340s) source: Wikipedia “Acupuncture”

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