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Voboril: In search of chill

Chill I am repeatedly told as if

It were so easy to reduce the temperature

Of my emotions or to slow the kinetics

That propel me perpetually forward

I need space for the blazing heat

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That warms and fires and

Combusts the engine revving and whirring

On the serpentine streets of my dreams

The machine does not have cruise

Control nor does it possess a speedometer

As such precision is unnecessary when

One travels in binary fashion stop or go

Top down along the coast with a

Partner alongside is a common idyll

That I share if we zoom curves and

Cackle as we narrowly avoid a seaward plunge

SCUBA provides a portal to a slower

Ecosystem shifting and adapting to the

Currents that I swim against and blow

Through my tank forced to surface

I aspire to the laconic gait

Of a surfer and would not mind

The hair either, those flowing

Golden locks signifying peace

The juxtaposition of a raging

Ocean and a sliver of fiberglass

Mounted by a preternaturally calm

Being is an engaging dichotomy

Usually I am the wave or at least

Being crushed by one as I grin

And choke and relish the saline flush

Of a solid lesson taught for eons

Frozen water being my milieu

I am nonetheless running hotter

Than Hades as the friction of my

Steeds melts the crystals beneath

Wind whips with a bite that excites

My smile and carries my proclamations

Everywhere and nowhere such that I

Speak louder and pretend that helps

Movement is a bulwark against the

Chill and a reason that I cannot embrace

It although I can avoid hypothermia

And the complacency that I fear more

Restless I still do not believe in resting

When I am dead because that seems like

Perhaps too late and a bit silly since it is

Likely that the afterlife is a helluva party

Searching for the yin to my yang may help

Slow me down but I also think it is possible

That I need another yang so that we can

Discover chill together or at least burn out trying

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