After Illness

Rediscovering

normal pain –

stiff neck, sore back,

the odd migraine –

 

I tell myself

that’s how I know

it’s over and

I’m good to go

 

back to the world

in my usual role

at home, at work

and thus to stroll

 

into a future

now likely to be

a little bit less

temporary.




Published in Snakeskin 267, December 2019