Acrostic Poem Submission, Using The Word: ILLNESS
I no longer sleep.
Long, restless, sweaty nights
Leaving me whimpering, tossing, checking clocks and turning
Never clear; the same relentless, stabbing thoughts; repeating and twisting; tangling and holding me hostage are bedsheets, anger and fear; and yet…
Ever hopeful; clawing, ripping, screaming, crying, writing, breathing, I no longer believe; desperate for any path to
Sacred peace. Just for some fucking sleep.
Keira – 35 year old thyroid cancer survivor and Hashimoto patient