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THROUGH THE MIRROR I TELL MYSELF BY NADIA GERASSIMENKO

FIVE EXPERIMENTAL POEMS BY HEATH BROUGHER
February 3, 2019
POETRY FROM “A BOOK OF POEMS” BY STEPHEN EMMERSON
February 5, 2019

Through the mirror I tell myself

 

when life gives you Lyme again and my word many more

times again if it ever left at all you make lemon water

and you take your antibiotics or your antivirals or

your herbs or / and your supplements and you

detox your demons out and you dream

your nightmares away and you feel

bad and foggy and is this even

real before you feel better

even just a little because

it hides and masks and

lingers until you catch

up and hit it off-

guard and then you

get well and you will get

there believe me and others

before there is no other choice

because this is not only about your

struggling or my struggling there are many

fighters in need of validation in need of comfort

in need of help and to not feel lonely and abandoned

so you get well and heal and rise and tell them a legend

of a warrior on a battleground of in / out except this is no

legend this is for real and this is you and this will be them too.


Nadia Gerassimenko is the founding editor of Moonchild Magazine and proofreader at Red Raven Book Design. She is a freelancer in editorial services by trade, a poet and writer by choice, a moonchild and nightdreamer by spirit.