The Wellness Plan

Is it a bother
that there are some things
from which you can’t recover?

Sheryl Crow teaches
that every day is a winding road
but she fails to consider
those that suffer
from motion sickness.

Did your trip
to the doctor
find a cure
for motion sickness?

     No, it did not.

How is your body doing?

     We say our body hurts.

And what did the doctor say about htat?

     That she is sorry for the inconvenience.

Our body is the worst of us,
and at what cost?

Is it possible
that by continuing
to use our body
as we do
we might be making
the problem worse?

Is it possible
that we are making
the problem worse
by continuing
to use our body
as we do?

Is it possible
we are making
the problem worse
by not looking
to reconsider the body
as the solution
to our problem?

Is it possible
that we are making
the problem worse
by existing
in a state
of perpetual motion?

Is it possible
that we are making
the problem worse
by becoming victims
of our own movement?

Is it possible
that we are causing
the problem by the way
we’ve trained our body
to react
to what is happening
in our life?

Is it possible
that we are causing
the problem by being unable
to get used to the idea
of being always in motion,
that we are unable
to get used to the concept
of getting off the floor
to put clothes on,
that we are unable
to get used to the idea
that we can no longer sleep?

Is it possible
that we know
that we are
up against a thing
against our body?

Do we concede that the body is at fault?

For those who are not at all convinced,
I will take these quotes
from our upcoming autobiography
and share them in this context:

‪”We have tried to be aware of our situation, but we have been afraid that we would give in to our feelings and have a breakdown.

We are also afraid that we will lose everything we have ever loved.

We know that our life’s work will go on for a long time, and that is wonderful.

We want our children to recall their grandmothers and mothers.

We want our children to remember the time of bodies, with the smiles they had, and ears that heard stories, and mouths that sang songs full of mixed emotions.”

The Wellness Plan

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