Lumps and bumps help concentrate
sweet pressure against pads
thumb numb with repetition
waves echos against nails
tying an imaginary knot
over and over and over
plastic clicking and squeaking
easing the tension by chewing
a solid resistance
wrestling like a dog with a rope.

Shuffle the playlist
made with care and rare selflove
fast and angry and loud
but in a fun way
gives a strange energy
flapping wrists in relief
slower beats, a good rhythm
rocking back and forth
calmer breaths, alone
but secure; home.