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Over at Along The Interstice “Eliot Dybden” had a go at writing a shadorma. A shadorma is a syllabic poem with a meter of 3/5/3/3/7/5 thought to have originated in Spain.

It’s been another one of those weeks for me as I continue to struggle with what my new norm is living with Myasthenia Gravis. This week my heart went into Super Ventricular Tachycardia and had to be stopped and jump started again. It was a scary procedure. I now know what it feels like to have a heart attack and it DOES feel like there’s an elephant sitting on your chest!

But all is back on track and I even gave driving a shot yesterday. Just to the store (about a mile away), but it was a huge step for me.

Now I’d never heard of a shadorma before, but it was a short enough form I thought I’d tackle it and see what I could come up with. So as I sat here pondering everything that’s happened since May, I actually managed to write one! And THAT is a huge step, too! Maybe I’m starting to come out of the prednisone fog!

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Paradigm Shift

my life changed —
middle-aged to old
on may 4th,
all at once,
no warning i’d reached the top
of the down-hill slide…

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Picture Source: HuffPost

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