You come to me
Searing my body
Scorching my consciousness

I am held captive,
helpless against you
You are an insidious layer,
burrowing under my skin

I sense your blistering touch
Every nerve fiber cries out
Synapses fire and are on fire

The lightest touch makes me shiver
The merest movement makes me quiver
I lie languid, letting you overpower me
I am yours, you devour me

An exquisite torture
that travels down my body
inch by inch
cell by cell

There is no escape
There is no respite
All I can do is lie in wait

In wait
for you to leave
And never return
For you to cease and desist
That is my unfulfilled wish
Never to feel you again
Never have you touch me

I refuse your insolent caress
I will not let you have me!
I will not let you have me!
I will banish you
I will cast you out
Like the scourge that you are


the excruciating
Rheumatoid Arthritis

First posted under my pseudonym soledadpaz on March 14, 2011


4 thoughts on “Unbidden

  1. Lee Allen Hill

    irma, you paint the pain so vividly, I can almost feel it.
    But what I truly can feel is your utter disdain for your nemesis.
    While you have to acknowledge its power,
    you do now respect it’s power over you.
    You are in a fight, and you will fight
    with all the tools at your disposal.
    That is your message, and your rallying cry.

    1. irma52 Post author

      Yes, Lee, I wage a battle and I will persevere. I am stronger than it. Writing is my best therapy and having a reader like you my best medicine. Thank you, Irma

    1. Irma Post author

      Thank you for stopping by this this work in progress. I am new to blogging and I’m still trying to find the perfect fit. Apparently my reply did not go directly to you. I apologize. I appreciate your comment very much. Thanks, Irma


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