23. Neuropathic Pain in My Body: Landscape and Temperature Variations

Sitting in the wheelchair,
my body becomesCSIRO_ScienceImage_392_Naturally_Occurring_Fire
a landscape of sharp variations
with contrasting temperatures.

The foot bushlands are alight
with an inextinguishable, furious fire
day and night.

The calf volcanoes, rumbling
with restless sparklers inside,
ascend sharply to
snow-capped knee tops.800px-Mt.Fuji_from_Mt.Tohnodake

The icy thigh plateaus give way
to a torso wall weighing heavily
on the buttock mounds
sitting on warm, sharp rocks.

The upper back torso wall is cut
by razor-sharp frozen slates,
driven deep into the scapula caves
by movements.800px-India_-_Matheran_-_18_-_Monsoon_rains_(2799493740)

The chest wall is bombarded
with torrential monsoon rains
of sharp needles,
changing its temperature
from icy cold to warm.

The shoulder plateaus
are rigid, stiff and cold,
giving rise to a stiff neck.

The whole torso is divided into two
by a ring of fire
just below the rib cage.

Pain all over my body:
A very bad day!

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Bush Fire, Australia. Photo by CSIRO, Australia.  CCA 3.0 Unported Licnse.
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Snow Capped Mt Fuji. Photo by Σ64.  CC A-S A 3.0 Unported License.
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Monsoon Rains, India. Photo by McKay Savage from London, UK.
CCA 2.0 Generic License.
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