Pain in the joints, ankles feet fingers, back shoulders and thighs.
Aching hurting taunting until all consumed by pains incredulous mistake
Attacking my body, my thoughts, imaginings being elsewhere gruelling pain I hate
Piecing, nagging, persistent, unrelenting and just won’t let go until I yield
Pain that is here, there and everywhere just punishing mercilessly forcing my hand
Stretch meditate, relax, all the tricks, relief only comes with the drugs prescribed
Resisting, hoping, wishing don’t want to take them but relief is the prize, I relent
Sombre, lethargic, groggy can’t think or function disappointed I surrender yet again