Drowning in Moonlight

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Drowning in Moonlight

it would seem so much easier
to drown in Lake Superior
than to writhe in pain
in the emergency room

the dark side of the full moon
tempts me to its silvery path
of jewels to trick me to take
to the water: my pain
my sorrow
my grief
my sick body

and I might: swim


Mimi Trudeau is a former English teacher and vocational counselor. She volunteers her time running a support group in River Falls for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, of which she is one. She recently received her Masters Degree in Counseling from UW-River Falls by doing a video project on public awareness for International CFIDS Day 1995. She has been sick since 1990.