Poetry,  Poetry, Prose & Quotes,  Prose

Imagine

Imagine

Imagine having an aneurysm and a stroke

Imagine that leading to a divorce

Imagine being in the hospital for a month

Imagine them constantly waking you up

Imagine being poked to the point of pain so they know your hand is not dead

Imagine being a woman of child bearing age having your cycle and you can’t get out of bed

Imagine being humiliated and grateful for the aid

Imagine going from achieving independence to having to go back into the system

Imagine not being able to pay your bills

Imagine gaslighting in the midst of this ordeal

Imagine being called crazy while you’re trying to heal

Imagine being called mean when you need a safe place to lean

Imagine your daughter graduating from high school and you can’t crack a smile because your face is drooping down

Imagine becoming ambidextrous

Imagine learning to eat with your left hand

Imagine learning to bathe with your left hand

Imagine learning to wipe with your left hand

Imagine brushing your teeth with your left hand

Imagine learning to talk again

Imagine learning to walk again

Imagine not remembering bcuz your brain is injured

Imagine not being able to tie your shoes

Imagine a hanger being an obstacle

Imagine cutting your hair bcuz it’s everywhere

Imagine not being able to open a bottle

Imagine not being able to write

Imagine not being able to type

Imagine one side paralyzed

Imagine slowly coming back to life

Imagine not being ok and still having faith

Imagine the days you celebrate your recovery

Imagine the day you can grip again

Imagine being able to apply your own lotion

Imagine being able to drive again

Imagine the joy of motion

Imagine the strength you gain from overcoming physical and emotional pain

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