Stale

Aspects - Stale

 

Stale

    to put on
an invisible noose
around the gut and up
    through the heart
    constrained breath
jammed in the brain
        repeats themes
    just like old coats
soaked in rain 
    inevitably stink:

a molded habit latched on
the wall-held roof holding up
    stacks of smoke
laced in spores, spread
    aimed through air
straight at the nostrils
    where we’ll just sneeze!

(ah, much better)