Moody Monday (Pulse)

Pulse

lying still in bed

I am breathing

rise and fall

listening to a pulse

beating in the dark

rapid with pain

rhythmic as song

I lay silent

hold my breath

to stop the pulse

I can’t

my mind wails

this is not me

this is not my body

never will I allow it

lying still in bed

I am breathing

listening to a pulse…

~k.Lynel

18 comments

  1. The more senior of a senior citizen I become, the more I relate to “this is not me, this is not my body”….it seems that old age and serious illness share a common bond.

    Take care, my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Super powerful and moved me to tears. You are right on and so not alone beautiful soul. I hate this for you and we have to remember we ARE NOT our illnesses. Thank you for sharing through your pain. You are my hero, my inspiration, my sister.
    ~ Tamara

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