My unoccupied mind is filled with thoughts
Knots being tied with words when I meant to talk
My brain’s so convoluted I can no longer walk
And I pass out so often from pain I feel at fault
Getting calls all the while about loans in default
From a degree I still haven’t finished these collections companies don’t care at all
Into my situation they will likely never make it as far as me they’d fall
So fuck my complications they just want to be paid is all
For an education upon which I did not finish
I really want to but I’m physically unable that doesn’t take a genius
Some times I sit and contemplate why I was born with this illness
This poison in my blood ready to strike
Swift and cunning as a vampire’s bite
I can’t be this weak I must find some might
And begin lighting a fire up under this fight
For healthcare I have my deepest fright
Because we are headed away from collaborative care not a delight
Even at the Mayo Clinic collaborative care doesn’t work quite right
You can get the appointments but they’re not packaged together tight
Who has the money to take weekly flights?
With all the medical bills we inevitably face that plight
So why not socialized medicine it works in Europe right?
Maybe our allies are actually doing something precise
Yes it’s different and people are scared of change
But it’s more frightening to see the state of healthcare remain
I almost want to cry the way the medical community is bleeding like a ruptured vein
It’s through my poetry, articles, and letters that I choose to complain
If there was a cure or treatment believe me I’d get there despite my pain
And then I’d write an article letting everyone know there’s an escape
A way to escape this agonizing fate!
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