Friday, December 31, 2010

Precipice -- Poetry 2010



Sneaking TSH
levels rose silently
creating creeping
dysfunction symptoms:
disorganization,
not following through,
missed deadlines,
lack of motivation,
sitting quietly glued
to flickering screen.

Eerily unperturbed,
saturated senses
lack sense of threat;
hypothyroid manifests
insignificant subtle changes.
Balanced at the precipice,
holding her breath,
heart rate and palpitations,
too tired to catch the significance
of fuzzy mental focus…

Overdue for blood work,
insurance to be cancelled,
lab screen revelations:
medication dosage
failure to stabilize
an underactive thyroid…
now what?

12/30/2010

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