Oh I could never be as strong as you!
massive respect for the way you get yourself through each day,
it's something I could never do.
Have you tried walking?
I know you're tired,
but walking’s really good for you.
Maybe you should go to bed early,
it's no wonder you're tired so much!
Have you tried hugging trees?
Their energy can absorb
your weird little symptoms that no one believes anyway.
Or have you tried to, you know,
just not focus on the pain?
When I try to sleep I just
don't focus on anything
but my breathing.
You should try to just breathe,
in and out and in and out,
that'll do the trick!
Have you tried essential oils?
I hear they're better than morphine,
don't you want to be
Maybe you shouldn't use your wheelchair so much,
you’ll become too dependent on it,
end up not walking at all.
You should just walk through…
whatever vague symptoms you just described.
Have you tried
epsom salt baths,
eating every hour,
not eating at all,
pure water from some mountain stream
(20 bucks a bottle,)
clay to clean your colon
(we all know every illness originates in the colon,)
talking to a psychiatrist,
not talking at all,
(my uncle who used to have cancer swears by this stuff,)
biofield energy healing,
drinking the juice of a dandelion under a full moon,
the tears of a mermaid, the blood of a virgin,
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Prompt for today:
No one understands me → write about what it feels like when no one understands you or agrees with your opinion (the poem took a different turn, but it was initially inspired by this prompt)
Sorry, no artwork today!
© Talitha Mayisha