Growing Pains

You glide across your silky precipice, Enticed by spasms at the edges of your kingdom; You see nothing, Just a loose thread caught in the wind. Suddenly, movement – You do not sense the vibrations Beneath your feet, But from the air above. A shadow falls across your web as …

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A Trick of the Light

As you follow this series of letters To yet another series of letters, Your eyes become accustomed to the pace. You scan across each inky horizon, With lethargic pupils that shift and drift – Interpretation on autopilot. You find yourself comforted (and now bored), The two-toned font asserts its expectance. …

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The Sound of Shapes

The soothing sound of blue floats past my sight, I open up my eyes to hear a shape; The colours and the music are not right, The painting tastes more like a stark landscape.   I open up my eyes to hear a shape, As Turner’s clouds begin to smell …

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You Shed Your Brain for Winter

The taste of winter lingers in the air, As distant cousins, all head off to sleep; Yet you are wide awake and have no lair, Instead your body slowly starts to seep.   As distant cousins, all head off to sleep Your instinct is to gently fade away; Instead your …

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Fearful Fromage

We wish to carry out a test To find which food I most detest? Edam is good. Do you agree? Please take that cheese away from me!   And what of these cured meats and fish. They look like a delightful dish. You really find Gruyere beastly? Please take that …

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Bird Brained

How can we say our brains evolved to read? When we have only just begun to write; There must be something built into our sight, That we recycle when we find the need.   By training sets of pigeons with just feed, We taught them how to pick words that …

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Sweet Learning

Poor learners really aren’t to blame, They cannot switch what’s in their brain; The hippocampus is at fault, For making their connections halt.   It’s proteins that we must disdain, Poor learners really aren’t to blame; C-R-E-B and GABRA5, Determine if recall can thrive.   If one is high and …

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