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Happy 50th TFGYWBD, My Love!

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Us, on our honeymoon, June 2000

People don’t know
By looking at you
You have ALS
They don’t see
The mental stress
Of wasted muscles
Not being able to
Move
Eat
Talk
Breathe
All of which you have
Because you bravely chose
To take on this horrible beast
With me
They don’t know
That nearly 3 years
To the date
We were married
We were diagnosed
And that was
13 years ago
They can’t possibly understand
Your justified
Anger and frustration
At the unfairness
Of life
Which you feel
So strong
Because you have
The most beautiful
And generous
Soul
I say
I love you
But that is not enough
Months ago
I was in the hospital
Dying
I said
I release you
And instead
Of running away
You said
Not yet
And you helped
Save me
Incredible
Today is your 50th birthday
There is no gift
I can give you
That can ever match
The sacrifice
You have made for me
I don’t even want to call it
Your birthday
I want to call it
Thank Fucking God
You Were Born Day
So Happy TFGYWBD, Crab Leg
Together
Let’s shake our fist
At the cruel
Universe
And laugh

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