The Monster Within….



Today, when I opened my eyes, you were there

to greet me.

You were creeping slowly through my tissue, my sinews, my bones.

As I opened my eyes to another day,

you were there to greet me with your cruel taunt of “good morning”.

You sneered at me as you twisted my muscles

and pounded on my fingers.

You reached in and gripped my lumbar spine and squeezed

the knot inside, turning it a just little for good measure.

You crawled up and down and over and through me,

as I rose from my bed.

A groan escaped my lips as I put my feet on the floor.

Another day to struggle against

the Monster



(this poem is the intellectual property of The Nocturnal Laundress ~ Julie Nichols © 2015)


About teeks55

I'm a spoiled rotten wife. Reader. Crazy cat lady. Aging bohemian hippie. Poker player. Pain fighter. Dealing with Fibro, RA, Diabetes & more.
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4 Responses to The Monster Within….

  1. Trisha says:

    Yep, that’s pain. Very nicely written!

  2. dawnhosking says:

    Beautifully observed and evocotive. xx

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