05 November 2008

Using Voice


these colder mornings play
merry hell with the arthritis –
although ‘merry’
is not a good choice of word
rather the opposite

a stiffening of resolve
where stiffening
is real enough
but resolve takes a while
to commute

when thawed
and finally articulate
words still flow from fingers
as they always did
albeit a bit creakily

dreading the day
when they can’t play their part
should begin practicing
using voice – and getting used
to being ignored
© 3 August 2008, I. D. Carswell