Dogs 2010

MARGINALLY RECUPERATED
(3/10/10)


after
two long weeks
I feel myself
again

I can breathe
out of both
nostrils

I no longer
feel the need
to stifle a cough
with each
inhalation

the cranial clamp
is gone
from my head

the dizziness
has disappeared
from upright movements

I have stowed
the sundry
over the counter containers
formerly cluttering
my desk

life
has sprung
anew

the air sweeter
the water clearer
the food tastier

I can
resume a smile
in the sunshine
when I step outside
to return home
at the end
of the day

now
if I could just
get around
this fucker
doing 25 mph
on the crowded
45 mph boulevard
my life
would be
replete
with recovery