The Truth of It by Leisha Douglas

Scientists say
we suffer from a neurological imperative
to forge links
make meaning from random data.
To them, visions signal paranoia.
To them, ESP is connection of thought to event.
To them, cortical excitation induces near death or out-of-body spectacles.

That lightning pain
which tipped me off my chair in Connecticut
when my brother broke his leg in Illinois
was my brain on overdrive.

If science is the ultimate truth,
I will not feel
you are close to leaving when your time comes.
You won’t know
that I will struggle to reach you–
if not with my body,
with my mind.

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