we are clever, precious

telling stories

always stories

about ourselves

living inside our heads

nibbling away at nothing

at what we believe was

at what we hope will be

while what is

flows on without us

a diagnosis isn’t a prediction

it is a wake up call

it should fix your mind on you

not the babbling storyteller

you have created to captain your mind

there remains much to think

and much to do

to understand

to laugh, grieve, accept


use it well

for as it is for all

your spark burns bright

then is gone

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott