Yeah, so what

There’s illness in my blood

Far stronger is the laughter pushing life through every vein

Far stronger are the friends weathering every raging flood

I am good

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Rain

What glittering light-beams shower my skin;

What hopeful rays descend again.

For once, at last, the shimmer stays;

Its floating fingers glimmer and play.

They curl my hair into ribbons and rain

I reach up, smiling, showered in grace,

And let the warmth of joy remain.

Flighty

Too many nights I lie awake

The serpents spinning webs in my brain

I shuffle my thoughts like a deck of cards,

Whistling out tunes about broken hearts.

I quarrel within, the milk-man begins

Bringing my panic in glass jugs and jars.

Every night I simmer, undying quitter

I swerve to avoid any glimmer in the dark.