Tag: MS

A Second In Time – A Poem

I look at myself in the picture and, though I’m smiling, I don’t look happy. In the background, just to the side of me, is my cane. It used to be my constant companion, my third leg. I used the cane to walk, to…

Please Help Save the MS Clinic!

I learned something distressing before the MS Walk began this year. The MS Clinic at the General Hospital could close in five days due to lack of funding. This can’t be allowed to happen. I can stress how amazing the MS Clinic has been…

Islands Among the Clouds – A Poem

I am not afraid. That is the first thing I say to myself I have been on an internal journey; I’ve had to scale the flat terrain of my body, every peak and valley and crevice, the rivers of my skin and the gardens…

The Portal at the Other Side of the World – A Poem

It’s the face cage that does it. I dread the cage, feeling trapped. I am not afraid until then, until it clicks into place and my view of the world is broken up by thin white lines. I’m told not to move, not to…

The Armor Inside – A Poem

My life is filled with needles and pills. I take an injection every day and pills three times a day. At first, the act of injecting myself each day was a hindrance, the pills a liability. I felt they were a sign of weakness,…

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