Slowly with invisible malicious intent
It crept up on bat wings
And entered me
While standing by the window
At first I was unalarmed
Blurred vision due to dirty glasses
But only my left eye
The white opacity unnerving
It rested a while
I drove for help while it lay dormant
A hiatus of evil intent on killing my brain
Then it sprung
Consciousness left with a heartbeat
Only to return as pulsing
writhing undulating scenes of
Cityscapes that ended in the drama
of a faintly remembered car crash.
My consciousness demanding I continue
fully focused without consequence to the ER
Arrival Stumbling Slurring
All my solid world impossibly in sinuous motion
The gurney
People yelling
Blank oblivion
Awake God only knows when and where
No effects no change no symptoms
A dream...
No reality was the horror I had felt and seen
It was once more at rest
Waiting to erupt again at will
To wantonly shake my self
Like a terrier with a rat

Author's Notes/Comments: 

My stroke occured about a year ago. Eight days in hospital then gour months of recovery. Thank God there have been no lasting handicaps or symptoms

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wishful_thinking's picture

I really enjoyed this.  I'm

I really enjoyed this.  I'm sorry for having to go through this, but I'm glad you have no lasting effects.

coffeewithleonardcohen's picture

Perfect. Sinister without

Perfect. Sinister without being malicious.  Like life.

I'm glad you are OK.

josephus's picture

Thanks for the insight. much

Thanks for the insight. much appreciated.