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Death is very real to me. Because most of us do not experience huge medical issues and because of the advances in modern medicine, it is easy to ignore the certainty of death. But when we experience the kinds of things I’ve experienced, it is very real. But this is a very good thing!
Can you think of what other things are as sharp as thorns? List them. Use them in your poem. Think of the roses in your life. Would you forsake the roses to escape the thorns?
The post traumatic stress I was feeling gave me an inkling of the anxiety and shame that has become part-and-parcel of chronic illness for so many of us.