I have
A moment’s pause
Twenty minutes
Tops

And I’m
Reading poetry
Writing words
Negotiating
With the constant internal clamour
Of my cells
Calling me
To you

I resist.
Resist
Fervent urging
Resist
External interrupting

Caught in the swirling
Of all these day time things
The only thing left
In a peaceful dark pause
My loud
And racing heart.