LUNGS – a poem by Lorrine A Graham…

Lungs, give me time

To say I’m sorry.

To my parents who will grieve for me

To my children who will suffer for me

To any children who might have been if they had had the chance of life.

To my friends whose life I changed for the worst.

To my mind

Tortured beyond endurance

Trapped in my helpless, weak dependency on others.

And all for….

A whim,

An idea that I would look stupid

An idea that I was invincible

An idea that I was strong amongst the weak and the compliant.

An idea that a mask was unnecessary for me

And so…..

I didn’t think of the others

 2020 Lorrine A Graham

 

 

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