I Haven’t Been the Same (Written September 13, 2014)

I Haven’t Been the Same


We have to go slow, I hope you don’t mind.

I haven’t been the same

Since the day of the accident.


The leg was pretty badly mangled.

I’m lucky to have it, they say.

I bit off the tip of the tongue,


And can’t help thinking it’s still there.

The worst thing is the lungs,

Which keep filling with fluid.


It feels like I’m drowning.

I spend most of my time in bed,

Or in a wheelchair.


Physio twice a week, which I hate.

All those repetitions!

So this is great.


Thank you for taking the trouble.

I’ll be back on my feet

In a couple of weeks.

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