They want there to be a loophole, I think.
Like not being able to tell at first glance that I’m sick
is enough of an excuse to pretend I’m well.
They don’t want to have to take me seriously,
who would want to have to try and understand
Constant, aching pain?
Fatigue that doesn’t go away after a good nights’ rest?
An illness that leaves the mind a wreck as well as the body?
No one does.
Not even me,
but I don’t have any loophole to use.
I don’t get to use any excuses.