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SENTRY AT THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER

terrified guard,
always trying to prevent hallucinations
from hunger, scarcity, imbalance,
hypo- or hyper-hormones,
lipids, and messengers
chemical or otherwise
–molecular hardass,
the biology you practice is one of denial
you filter ridiculously,
so much absurdity slips through,
like my occasional dreams.
silly officer,
arbiter of permeability,
what you let slide or slip
is anything dressed to look
like myself,
anyone who comes to the threshold
in the camouflage of the host.
and when you are satisfied, you admit,
and yet you cannot eject—
have we learned anything from greek
encounters with presents?
Posted 07/12/10
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