The lungs resist oxygen

as the body resists the world

the attempt at life

in an inhospitable climate

inherent strength is gone

a thing of the past

facing system failure

in a half-life twilight

seeking drive

searching for hope

wishing for ground that could steady

but still I resist


refusing still another new normal

at war with my body

uncertain of outcomes

knowing only

that I cannot

must not

will not

lose – Caroline A. Slee

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