life is hell

little irksome moments
make your life hell
waking up late
misplacing your keys
traffic on the way to work
forgetting your wallet
intrusive cell phone conversations

wear this rigid back brace for a day
forget about taking a shower
use a reaching tool for your personal hygiene
walk at half pace with a walker
struggle with faucets too far to reach
get stuck in public restrooms by heavy doors

oh yes, don’t forget about
the delights of nausea and diarrhea
esophageal sensitivity
skin burnt to a crispy shell from radiation

and bask in the fright of learning your
breast cancer has spread to your spine
and the surgery could not remove all of the tumor

then let’s talk about
life is hell

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© 2004–2012 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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