Migraine is a phantom tango

Teri Robert Health Guide
  • Writing is a release for me. When in pain or emotional turmoil, I often write. This was written after a particularly severe Migraine attack... 


      phantom tango



    the beat is faint, the dance slow
         so slow I'm not sure we're dancing
    my partner is but a shadow
         waiting to become more than a phantom


    the disco ball that so blithely
         cast shards of light upon my eyes
    forecast my partner's arrival
         yet I had dared hope he would not follow


    but the beat strengthens
         and the dance intensifies
    the steps we've danced before
         are too familiar and unmitigatedly unwelcome

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    we turn and dip, this direction then that
         an intimate tango
    with each dip, my stomach rebels
         the dips so deep my head ricochets off the floor


    he shows no pity
         but dances the dance his sadistic way
    and when I am beyond spent, he departs
         without so much as a bow at the end


    Migraine is a merciless partner
         a relentless partner
    a murderess I would gladly become
         if only I could slay him



    © Teri Robert, 2007

Published On: August 23, 2007