27. Neuropathic Pain in Feet: Sharp Screws Drilling

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several sharp screws
drilling simultaneously
into right ankle–
invisible, inaudible–
sharp pain vibrates across sole
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a sharp burning nail
hits deeply into big toe
inwards curls the sole
like a strong rope tightly 120px-Nailpulls–
restless, interrupted sleep
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A wood screw being driven into a board. By lord_zeke.  Under CC BY-S -02 license, via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wood_screws#/media/File:Wood_screw.jpg

Right Sole. By  Phulvar. Licensed under CC A-S A 3.0 unported license. via –   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Right_sole.jpg

A metal nail. By Chippen dog. In public domain, via
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Metal_nails#/media/File:Nail.JPG
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24. Neuropathic Pain: Wires Cutting Deeply

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Sharp wires strangle my right ankle,
hack deep into fine bone.
Constant pain keeps me awake

A thin, burning wire slices
my right bony sole into two.
Burning pain echoes up the whole leg.

A strong wire pulls the big toe
down towards the sole.
Sharp pain and spasm all the way up the spine.

A fine, tense, rigid wire
deeply and tightly engraves, with fire,
my lower chest wall and across the back.

A slight movement of arms or torso
drives the wires deeper,
tightening the cut further.

Deep cutting wires:
the neurosurgeon’s sharp knives.
Difficult to breathe.

Lying still in bed,
breathing deeply and slowly:
in and out,  in  and  out  ,   in   and   out…..

Chanting:
om mani padme hum ….
om mani padme hum ….

Falling asleep:
descending into peace.
Damaged nerves reconnect, regenerate.

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“BarbedTape1” Photo by Tom Oates. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BarbedTape1.JPG#/media/File:BarbedTape1.JPG

“Tree in field during extreme cold with frozen fog” Photo by Ian Furst – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
File:Tree_in_field_during_extreme_cold_with_frozen_fog.png#/media/
File:Tree_in_field_during_extreme_cold_with_frozen_fog.png

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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
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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.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRO_ScienceImage_392_Naturally_Occurring_Fire.jpg

Snow Capped Mt Fuji. Photo by Σ64.  CC A-S A 3.0 Unported License.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mt.Fuji_from_Mt.Tohnodake.JPG

Monsoon Rains, India. Photo by McKay Savage from London, UK.
CCA 2.0 Generic License.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:India_-_Matheran_-_18_-_Monsoon_rains_(2799493740).jpg
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