On A Day, Such As This


In that awakening moment,


has taught me well,

how to gauge in degrees,

what the day has in store,

by the amount of pain, present.

On a day, such as this-

cloudy, damp and rainy,

I know enough

not to expect this one

to be easy.

On a day, such as this,

I move slowly

through routine-

a thirty seven year old woman,

in a ninty seven year old woman's body.

On a day, such as this,

my idea of fun,

consists of the bed,

painkillers and a good

sense of humor.

On a day, such as this,


I wish that yesterday,

was my last day,


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