Sick Days

via Study

It is hard to be

So sick and yet studious,

I try to tell them.

But they do not care

For my so-called excuses,

So I stay quiet.

My sick days are not

Relaxed or restful at all,

Because I worry.

What if they ask me,

“What proof do you have of this

So-called pain of yours?”

My illness is shy,

It does not like to be seen

By anyone else.

So I am left with

An illness you cannot see,

And no evidence.

My sick days, they are

more stressful than peaceful, now

All days are the same.

3 thoughts on “Sick Days

  1. It’s something that disturbs me… even when I try to provide the evidence, they’ll be like, ‘that doesn’t mean anything’

    • Ta An

      Yeah, fibromyalgia and most invisible illnesses/disabilities are harder because of the need to deal with insensitive people who don’t want to or are unable to understand.

      • Exactly.

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