Tuesday, July 3, 2007

a simple illness

fatigue strikes
sleep overtakes
time passes
painfully on
as fear grips me

how is it
a simple illness
such as this

and how far removed
from this
is death
far, far of course
but the question still hangs

sickness and death
strung together
however far fetched this worry
some connection remains

and isn't it that
just that length of lifeline
that tenuous link
which makes me in this simple illness
all the more afraid

1 comment:

Laura said...

This is beautiful and really captures a lot about how precious and delicate life is. You put my thinking cap on!