I am a miracle seeker, floating
on the Dead Sea.
Gentle pressure on my sore back.
I am a Flying Fox, sleeping,
hanging upside down from a tree branch.
Free from tactile and contact pressure
on my painful body.
I am a Skylark, singing
while soaring, spiraling, gliding in the sky.
Bounced by gentle breeze
that eases my chronic pain.
I am a Manta Ray, gliding,
cruising, dancing in the vast blue ocean.
Silky smoothness on the skin,
feeling oneness with the water around me.
I am an astronaut, somersaulting,
rolling, floating freely, weightlessly
inside a spaceship in orbit.
No pressure on my pain-riddled body.
O! In perpetual orbit in space—
Not returning to Earth!
Freedom from gravity pull!
Freedom from chronic neuropathic pain!
Afloat on the Dead Sea. Author owjumpingfrog.This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. via- https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_float_on_the_Dead_Sea.jpg
Manta Ray in Yap. Photo by Arhnue Tan (https://pixabay.com/en/users/arhnue-1896944/) Free download, Photo in CCO Public Domain. via-
Koichi Wakata poses for a photo while floating freely in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station. Photo by NASA File in public domain, under Photo ID: ISS020-E-007312, via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station#/media/File:ISS-20_Koichi_Wakata_poses_in_the_Kibo_lab.jpg
© 2016 K-KLokePhD
A most wonderful juxtaposition of words and images that float within the feeling of constraint and freedom within each line and across the poem.
A poem for further reflection.
Thank you for your comments and support, Bob. I hope this poem helps readers to understand what chronic neuropathic pain is like and how a sufferer feels and hopes. What further reflection do you have? KK