Thursday, March 08, 2007

the drip

back to the hospital again. tomei soro uma vez mais. eyes fixed on the drip as my body absorbs what it lost. feeling restless, feeling like i have never wanted more to leave a place, this hospital, the drunk to my left, a broken leg to my right, his bed wheels whining as the pain moves through his body.

i am lucky to be without pain today. to be a healthy person that just ate something rotten. i am lucky that my pain was temporary. I am also lucky for the way the experience has shifted my vision slightly. reminded me to notice things like the dog sitting on the handlebars of a bike that passed by, the way people walking in the street follow the outlines of shadows in order to avoid the sun.