Shaky Foot Wisdom
September 18, 2022
Again, seven weeks has passed with an upheaval of up and down. I am able to deliver good news today!
I have completed LSVT BIG physical and occupational therapy program that has yielded the hoped for results, a return to Rock Steady Boxing™.
I have begun monthly participation in an online group, Poetry as Medicine, sponsored by the Davis Phinney Foundation, an excellent resource for all things Parkinson's related.
In part, due to this group, I have been attempting to write poetry related to Parkinson's. Here is today's:
A package I had long dreaded arrived
without email or text message to advise
beforehand of there being a delivery on
Even though I could not recall placing
the order, the shipper’s name told me
everything I needed to know, Parkinson’s
The package must have gone through
all kind of hell and turmoil just to
get here when it did. With more care
then I possessed, I peeled back
the raggedy taped edges of the huge
box and removed the wadded paper
and bubble wrap. The remainder
was a small vacuum sealed plastic
container labeled simply, overwhelm.
Assuming my task was to remove
its contents, I at first attempted
to read the fine print instructions
written in some combination of
archaic hieroglyphics and a written
language I no longer recognized.
I decided to sit a moment to
catch my breath, knowing
that deconstructing overwhelm,
would have to wait,
for one more day.
©Paul Goldman September 18, 2022
[#aiart via NightCafe, Deconstructing Overwhelm by Paul Goldman]