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Dogs 2017

VERTIGO GONE
(5/26/17)

I miss
it

I really
do

the sensation
was like
an unexpected
visit
from a friend

turning my life
briefly
upside down

then leaving me
with a perceptual
hangover

gratefully
after I knew
what to expect

the severe
disorientation

the nausea

were
no longer
a problem

I understood
that nothing
was moving

that I just
had to resist
the roller coaster
for a few seconds
in order to bring
reality back
into focus

even
while driving

it was just
a matter
of understanding what
was happening

keeping
the hands

the feet
steady

until the worst
of the tumbling
passed

a bit
disturbing
for sure

but no
big deal
really

life
was proceeding
quite normally
after all

only my
perspective
was skewed

much like
any other
time

of any
other
day