• Autoimmune

    by  • May 1, 2012 • Dartmouth College, Poetry • 0 Comments

    In the flick of a switch
    your body turns on itself
    reacts with flame and fire.
    Joints and organs swell
    transforming everyday habits.
    Stairs eating reading
    walking breathing talking
    elements of patience and fortitude.

    What happens
    when your body does not
    know self from not self.
    Are moods elevated?
    Does rage increase
    and sadness too?
    And what about the heart
    that pumps swooshing
    life through its channels of your vessel.
    When your heart enlarges
    are you not blessed
    to give and receive more love?


    Perbohner, Ann. “Autoimmune.” Lifelines.  Hanover: R.C. Brayshaw & Co, 2012. 2. Print.


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