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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2009609-looking-for-a-cure
by Rhyssa
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Health · #2009609
hoping for an end to type 1 diabetes
past the edge of what is real
we slip into aspiration
imagining long days
unmarked by constant blood
sugar checks,
where every morsel
ceases to be a hammer blow
on the psyche
or a mathematical game
between insulin and carbohydrate.

deep in hospitals and laboratories
war rooms against disease
they plot deep strategies
imagining minutes of peace
better and smarter
machines, a time when
a finger stick is not
an occasion for blood,
while we on the front lines
wielding sharp objects
against our perforated skin
just want the war to cease.

line count: 22
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