due to the lovely Nor'easter, which has brought snow in the wake of the lovely Sandy and additional power issues, there will be no audio this week....
This social anxiety is not bound
by the physical world;
it crosses synapsis as zeros
spreads like a virus as binary
springs forth unwittingly from its
intent on crashing -- shutting down --
I attempt to make.
Still I power on,
unwilling to allow these fears to
my fingers move deftly across
painstaking thoughts attempting
to express understanding,
I hover over every single
while breath stills -- refuses to
as I, mouse at the ready, press
ENTERing a SPACE (BAR) of social
An Aside: Commenting has been on my mind as of late; so much so that I recently went back and read an old post inspired by OSP Friday Poetically where I spoke about my anxiety in regard to entering the social world and spoke about a poem I had written to that end, called Follower, Friend, and the Like. It was also during that post that I shared an unofficial rule which I was adding to my blog rules (which if you haven't noticed over on the right there are currently in active).
The rule was to comment on at least one blog a week. I am not going to lie, it was not easy. That doesn't mean I did accomplish it week after week and with even more than a single comment per week, but rather that it did not get any easier the more I continued to step out on the ledge. It has been over a year and a half since I first made that decision. And still (fighting through the anxiety and paranoia) I do my best to not only read, but comment as often as possible.
Anyway, with the thoughts (and anxiety) running 'round still in my head, I thought I'd explore the topic again.
This is my offerings for this week's dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight. If you get a chance, check out all of the talented poets who have stepped up into the