Govind Ramakrishnan

Gold Star - 13,216 Points (3/30/2000 / New York)

A Gentle Reminder - Poem by Govind Ramakrishnan

For the
River of Chi
To flow free,
Each needle
With surgical precision
Is placed on
Strategic acupoints

Restoring
Needed balance,
To a body
Assaulted by
Pollen-missiles
Launched
From an otherwise
Friendly park

Lying in bed
Each prick
A gentle reminder,
That life is
Seldom
A bed of roses.

© 2016

Topic(s) of this poem: energy, life, meditation, nature

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Painful acupuncture sowed the seeds for this poem.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016



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