Secretive, sneaky, unexpected and silent
Taking things to which you never gave a thought
things you never thought you’d lose …
Reach, hug, walk
read, write, talk
Only blurry memories now
your mute self
Kept captive, confused within your betrayal of a body
awaiting prognosis of the next
Electrocardiogram, CT, MRI
lab report, doctor, therapist
© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly
Thanks to the encouragement of Catherine and Joy in my Poetry Friday comments, I’ve decided to post some of my Poem-A-Day efforts. This is my April 6th one.
Though I often use prompts to write these daily poems, I like it best when poems arise out of my day to day living. I got the idea for this acrostic poem while thinking about my husband’s uncle and aunt, who have had cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) in the last while.
3 thoughts on “Cerebrovascular Accident”
Oh it’s very powerful, Violet. I love the line only blurry memories now, your mute self.
Thanks Catherine! You are a great encourager.
Sad, Violet, but brisk & true. My favorite too is blurry memories, your mute self.