Everything has its time

Everything has its time

I stumbled upon this powerful image by Darshan Gavali and felt compelled to put words to it, describing my interpretation of chronic illness. I hope I’ve done it justice. First draft. Remission (noun): a temporary diminution of the severity of disease or pain....
The suffering

The suffering

I did too much yesterday.I didn’t drink enough.I thought I was someone else,I didn’t move as much. I was lazy – ate terribly.Delayed my biologic by three days.I didn’t have time to be sick,But now my health will pay. Everything is heavy...
You are not alone

You are not alone

If you’ve ever stared at the sea and screamed, I hear you.If you’ve ever woke from a dream in a frozen fear, I feel you.If you’ve ever prayed to a being you’ve never believed in just to feel the words leave your head, passed your teeth, I...
I tried to be free

I tried to be free

I tried to run, and I tried to be free.Get back to someone that was like the old me. I was determined. I excelled.Felt like I could take on the world, to break from this hell. But three days have passed, and I’m ready to tap out.Shocks down my spine, sciatica so...