I am fallen leaves,
Cracked nails, collapsed veins, moth skin.
Mushrooms eat my toes.
This Haiku style poem is a little something in response to a dverse prompt to write with “I am”. I chose Haiku because the form would force me to be brief and focus on natural imagery.
The theme is the life-death-life cycle, which is a perennial focus in my writing. I find it helpful to deal with the autumn of life, thinking forward to the spring, seeing the “fallen leaves” as part of a bigger picture, and while lifeless, still holding life’s potential, its food.
This is about getting used to my CFS/ME body on a whole new level of cracked and worn, but also more. Paintings are forming in my mind as I rest in poetic imagery for a while (mostly others, but also some of my own).
I think that’s all I’ll say for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed it 🙂 . I’m curious with words …
… but even curiouser to hear your thoughts, so please share what you think of, where your mind wanders, when you read these words.