Time, time, time, time, the clock
vaccinates us.
and then even that lacks
prophylaxis.

Ticktock-pockmarked, stricken
by such strokes, we
get sick of prescriptions
which work solely

on the body.
Systole diastole–
It is by its very

intermittency
that the heart knows
itself to be an I.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Bill Knott's poem Stress Therapy

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  1. cassandra jacobs says:

    it was good i write alot of poetry i think you should read mine about stress

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