It's been a super long time, and for that I am sorry. Going back to school has been great for so many things, but for my social life, not so much. I'm struggling today with some major acid reflux issues, but I'm getting through them with a smile by thinking about this poem I wrote for a class last semester. It still needs some work, but it sums up my day pretty perfectly considering I wrote it 6 months ago :)
A Stomach in (Re)Flux by Bridget Meakim
The day is measured
In Tums taken.
The acrid acid
Engorges my center
And forces this breath to change.
The nostrils flair
As my stomachs threatens
Sweet and low riddled coffee
To the world.
The doctor holds back screams,
From the repetition of saying,
Avoid the fats, creams and caffeine’s.
But all I can do
Is crinkle the protective paper and think,
Do these genes make my esophagus look fat?