A poem about being sick

I’m sick.
Icy fingers chilling
up my spine
goose pimples dancing
on my arms
my addled brain is filled
with feverish dreams
while I am still awake.

Wrapped in a soft blanket
on the couch
I let go of my
care-giving role
but habits formed
more than half a century ago
do not go quietly.

Alone with my thoughts
I close my eyes
and wonder why
and where and how
and who –

Does it ever strike you
as very strange
that we are nothing more
than walking clouds
of swirling atoms
riding a giant ball
through endless space?

With words we speak
with words we write
with words we lie
with words we seek truth
with words we kill
with words we heal
with words we build bridges
to other lonely souls.

~Linda Lee, aka Lady Quixote
December 29, 2015

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About Linda Lee

Linda Lee is my pen name. I am a former nurse, a Mensa member, and a writer, diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by severe trauma and narcissistic abuse. Formerly an agnostic, I am now a Christian. My husband, a USMC combat veteran and a chaplain, has also been diagnosed with PTSD. We've come a long way on our healing journey; we have a ways to go. ***We put the FUN in dysfunction***
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