Getting started on WEGO Health’s Health Activist Writer’s Month challenge a little late, but better late than never!
Today is day eight. The prompt is
Friday April 8
Write a poem (5-15 lines) where every line is a health question.
Are you still coughing? . . . So when will it stop?
And how do you work out when it’s hard to breathe?
I thought asthma was easy, don’t you have that blue inhaler?
So why aren’t you okay yet? (Because for me the medicine works perfectly).
When will the questions stop, from them and from myself?
Why are things not good enough, not on one inhaler but four?
What am I doing wrong to be stuck at this place here?
And haven’t we done all these tests before?
What more are you looking for?
Is it clear that in more ways than one I’m fairly atypical?
And do you really want answers to all that you’re asking?
Do you (really) want to hear my story?
Or am I just being cynical?