I can sit

I can sit in a room
with severe ME
and even though
there are things to do
and endless possibilities
for the physically well
Yet still
I cannot access them
Even if they are right before me
How can I convey
the sheer
tedium of hours spent
constantly in pain
body throbbing endlessly
each throb
marking the seconds
as they flow away
physical movement
utterly beyond me
mental thought
all gone
energy dissipated
vanished completely
along with
and all my creative potential.

Linda Crowhurst
9th March 2010

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