"Creepy Crawlies"

When the cycle does begin
Wrapping tight around my shin
It goes on for more than a week
Making it too difficult to sleep…

 

I’m tired and I’m drained
Creepy crawlies won’t abstain
My body’s getting weak
And I find it hard to speak…

 

Restless are my legs
As I toss and turn all night
My mind is being sapped
This disease is now my trap…

 

Burning emanates all around
Sleep tonight cannot be found
The fire’s driving me insane
I just need to sleep again…

 

MS
Surely
Is not
My friend…

 

 

Copyright © 2008 Carolyn A. Legg
Painting: Organisms, page 19, Poem page 20