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Poems inspired by POTS


Dizzy Dame
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Hi all,

As some of you know, I'm writing a series of poems inspired by living with POTS. The collection isn't finished, but I've submitted some of the poems to literary journals for publication. Two have been accepted so far for the Winter 2005 issue of "Convergence", a literary e-zine. For those who are interested, I've posted the poems below so you don't have to google them. I just wanted to thank all of you. I would still be crying in bed and feeling sorry for myself if it weren't for this site, and would never have begun writing again if it weren't for your support.

Cheers,

Lauren

The Arrival

There is no one

to stifle this cry.

The metal,

unmoving parts of this hand

this foot, under thick blankets,

are only my own.

Cells replicate: we each

fill our longing with the other.

I have stopped calling you.

Mountains, my love,

rest between us.

Deer Comes to Eat Berries, After Months of Bark

For months

she slept in the snow.

Mute, half buried

among the alder.

Her breath drew slowly,

sap hardened, the night churned.

She will emerge, a brown rubble

of angles, weak and hungry,

her ghost slung limp in leaf thrush.

A portion of this beauty is disbelief.

The world turns unevenly,

and so, the heart.

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