I AM A TOTEM OF MY OWN BRANDING

TheFeatheredSleep – A litany against illness

TheFeatheredSleep

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I’ve been told I’m a chronic pain in the ass

after all, it’s easy to destroy a child in an adult’s body

with past-tense words

and now in the time I’m meant to be at my strongest

chronic has visited me and stayed a long while

on a good day I think; This will not be forever

but temporary has always been a long way off

the doctors love to tell us; It’s incurable, get used to

living like this, hostage to something unknown and strange

as if that’s a normal thing to do

but if enough of us live with chronic illness, it will become normal

and that is not a good thing.

Before

I took chances because you think

I’m invulnerable, sometimes I can fly

health you take for granted

though I truly convinced myself I had checked the boxes

right weight, exercise, organic, vegetables, no pre-made meals

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