Trickster On Board

My mind’s a trickster
hooking me with misperceptions,
engaging my defiance,
prodding and taunting
until exasperated,
I recognize the ruse
and despite my shame,
laugh at its antics.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.