Also published on Groundviews.org
image by michal tokarczuk
do you feel it every day?
When you’re buying groceries,
taking a train to somewhere;
when you smoke, eat or dream?
Does it take a toll? Make your feet drag, perhaps,
or your head ache?
Does it get away from you sometimes?
Have people around you sensed something
not quite right,
caught that glint in your eye (there for just a second,
and gone the next)
and wondered what it was that made their skin
Or have they wished you good morning every day,
sat down to lunch with you, asked how your mother was,
without ever having a clue?