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Artist: Jennifer M Ryan
Series Name: Footstepping
Work Name: Perfection #2
I’ve lost it all
Jennifer M Ryan
I've lost it all
One day in 93. I lost it all and didn't know it.
It was only pain. I was disciplined. Life was doable.
Walking and talking had been easy.
Now movement is slow and robotic.
Only when the feet stop and the darkness is stripped away can a conversation begin Words. Missing. The brain is empty. Not a thought. Not a word. Tables become chairs. Tommy morphs into Erica. Numbers tumble like Lotto balls. What the hell! THIS is NOT doable. I had been warned. If the disease doesn't get you. The medication will. But.
Nobody talked about the losses. 20 minutes. That's all I can manage. Walk. Swim. Float. Scuba. 20 minutes. Then a days rest. Hands no longer able to sew. Hands chopping fingers not flowers. Hands needing to curl. Feet walking on glass. My newly created ragged self is swirling down the plug hole. LUPUS. Let it be