Leave My Brain

image by John Hain on pixabay

Replace this face with one that’s younger, fresher, not so worn
Replace this back with one that’s stronger, not so aching, not so torn
Replace this neck with one that’s looser, with traps that aren’t so tight
Replace this wrist, the one I broke, this one on the right
Replace these hips, crumbling with the many miles they’ve walked
Replace this voice, husky from the many nights I’ve talked
Replace the thumbs before, with nerves compressed, they numb
Replace it all but… please… leave me my brain and mind


89 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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53 Responses to Leave My Brain

  1. Dale says:

    Excellent take on the prompt, Crispina.
    There are a few pieces I would like replaced myself 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    Very well written!


  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Lovely Crispina. One’s spirit can never be replaced. It chooses us and yours is lovely.God forbid it becomes easy with new technology. Makes one think, doesn’t it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is very powerful Crispina! You said it all! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. That is a mighty fine 89. It’s good you are so attached to your brain. May it never fail you.


  6. EntangledDesigns says:

    What a wonderful work, Crispina! Kudos! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    Excellent! We really wish if the physical outer appearance could be changed! Ageing is the truth people can’t take lightly… And I wouldn’t blame them

    Liked by 1 person

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