Using My Spoons

spoon-theory
Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108 – 10/10/19

 

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.*
Every damn day. This life, a daily grind of excruciation.
Always having to adjust mentally, physically and emotionally.
Moving through my day as cautiously as possible.

Pushing through the pain, feeling productive & proud.
I’m beyond the agony when I’m able.
But some days I have no spoons and I go
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave**

 

*Source: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
**Source: “Dirge Without Music” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

21 thoughts on “Using My Spoons

    1. Thank you for you caring, Susan. I don’t suffer from physical pain daily but I do have several friends who have to. I was inspired to write this for them but also for others who have chronic physical or mental health problems. There are so many different demons that people battle where this “spoon theory” applies.

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