My body is running out of energy
I am terrified of this aspect of life
For years, I have fought to breathe
To Heal
To repair my broken body

After years of damage, I don’t know how my body has managed to continue
I fear the mornings were I have zero energy
I fear the mornings were my brain is confused because my iron is low
I can barely function
I fear the afternoon where I cannot run through the woods to free my mind
I cry every time my memories remind me of being a bedridden soul with tubes in my stomach and veins
I prayed for better days and for the rain to wash away my pain

Those days came but these memories still kept me awake
I don’t want to flake away
I don’t want to hibernate
I want to celebrate every day
But, I am still afraid
I don’t want to complain
I just want to erase the past and be free at last
Is that too much to ask?

© Rosie Burnham

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About Rosie Burnham

Twitter: @Rosie_Burnham Blog: Huffingpost Blog: Very Loose Women (ResonanceFM): Women's Health Magazine (Strong Minds Issue):