This concussion is a constriction
squeezing my head like a snake
hugging my eyes closed.
Light pressure. Dark daylight.
Just a little inconvenience.
Existential in nature, minimal but profound. I liked the imagery of snake.. great!!
Yikes – only a little inconvenient? Hope all is 100% soon (and nice poem)
lol. That’s understatement for you! :-S
so true = and I have missed your work – not sure why you hardly come up in my reader – need to try and visit more – hope you have a nice rest of September (I am taking a little break to go visit family)
Thanks. I’m off work for a week or 3 dealing with this concussion. I’m trying to spread 15 mins of email/internet over an entire day. So annoying!
oh wow – sounds rough and a week or three? sounds like they are not sure – and hope it all heals 100%
1 week off, then some half days. I’m supposed to be absolutely perfect before I return.
That sounds horrible Shawn. Hope you feel better soon.
a discussion of
concussions must include some
new impact studies
I hope the dark daylight doesn’t resemble an Arctic winter, in terms of duration.
You know, the Arctic winter light is interesting. When I was in Lapland in dead of winter, I was fascinated that it wasn’t dark during the day, despite the fact there wasn’t sun. The sky was a cool indigo blue and the stars seemed to reflect on the snow. It was an oddly pervasive light–almost mystical. On the other hand, in Kotka, on the Southern coast of Finland where we didn’t have snow, it was grey black all the time in December, and I discovered the fun of Seasonal Affective Disorder! 😉
I know that silence well
Your Poems have always resonated with me. More so today as I fell on my face two weeks ago. Sending ❤
Oh! I hope you’re feeling better soon!
Hope you’re feeling better soon.
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Shawn Bird is an author, poet, and educator in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud member of Rotary.
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