P/o/EM

I wrote the poem below twelve days ago now. People with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) will recognise the play on a familiar term we use in my title – PEM, which is short for Post-Exertional Malaise. This is a time when M.E. symptoms intensify – the feeling of having no energy, heavy limbs, exhaustion and depletion,Continue reading “P/o/EM”

The Girl That Never Was

If you have had a miscarriage, still-birth or lost a child very young you might find yourself wondering what their life would have been like. You might mark their birthdays or the anniversary of their departure from this world or daydream about what they might have done or experienced. As for me, I did not,Continue reading “The Girl That Never Was”