Sweet Blood – poem from 2017

By the numbers
Do I track my bodily betrayal
Silent sugars gnaw at me
Shorten my life, threaten my sight
My feet and so mobility
By the numbers
Media propaganda
Labels me guilty
A self inflicted pariah
Costing the state drugs, injections
By the numbers
I labour on
Researching the evidence
Counting the carbs
Pulling the weights
Five walks a week
Of thirty minutes each
Defying the numbers
My chosen path
And the numbers drop
My body may falter
But I shall not

 Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Wish me luck, I’m off  for a check up….

4 thoughts on “Sweet Blood – poem from 2017

  1. Good luck for the check up ! Yes the ignorance is difficult when combined with so much ill informed judgement. They have no idea how it takes over our lies when we make the effort to do what we can to control it.

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