Brain Tangle of Mental Disorder

in terms…..
stiff as starched lab coats,
i am told about a disease
resulting in babble language,
stammering, skipping words.
in ways……
incomprehensible as the stars
i strain to sort medical lingo,
cerebral falter, vascular stiffening,
white, sticky plaque.
my mind……
primal and perplexed,
envisions snakes
tortuously entwined
injecting venom in the brain
in the background……
i hear stuttering,
beginning, pausing, stuttering again,
a botched script
in a theatrical performance.
what I know….
i am in this play as well,
i am the foreign actor
pressing the warmth of my palms
to the face I love.

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