Backpain Tension

slightest wrong movement
elicits pain
excruciating sharp stab
involuntary grimace
a total submission

quick change to posture
subsiding sensation
a long slow sigh,
thank you, thank you, thank you
relief relished

you pay attention to the radio program
the afternoon sun dances on the side window
the dog on side laid-back fast asleep
but the intruder is deep within
with dagger momentarily dulled

it is now time to make a move
and focus all your forces
gingerly separating your body from the chair
the next assault is simultaneous
sharp, severe, penetrating plate -

an untenable pain
normal health is much respected

© Richard Scutter 27 November 2008


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