The Body Electric

I’m going to
Dance it off
Jump it off, sing
Shake out my hands, then my feet
Take a deep breath, maybe two
okay three
Exhale!
Incorporate the possibility that maybe
it’s just frenetic energy.
That it’s not the beast of anxiety
gnashing its teeth, trying to turn
a passing moment, a fleeting thought, a gust of wind
into the choke-hold of frozen fear and breathlessness.
Dance, walk, sing, breathe
A symbiotic relationship with a frenetic moment of the body electric.

©Alexis Rose, Photo by Daniel Wirtz on Unsplash

Thank you for reading my new book, If I Could Tell You How It Feels, available in both ebook and paperback from Amazon.

16 thoughts on “The Body Electric

  1. I enjoy anytime someone incorporates “the Body Electric” into art. It’s one of the most beautiful concepts I’ve run across in poetry, music, science fiction. Thanks for using it in this instance.

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