Without a cape, he flies. Boundless love, holding my heart in his eyes. He waits for my cue. And he walks beside, or follows with humbleness. A gentle nudge or hug— exactly what I need. While he breathes, I’ll never be alone. My German Shepherd Dog, never one more brave. While I sleep, he guards. Loving and loyal, his lifelong love selflessly gifted to me.
Follow my service dog in training, Beowulf, on Instagram: @be_like_wulf_gsd.
“We are learning that before the body can become a temple, it first must become our home.” ― Lucy H. Pearce, Medicine Woman: Reclaiming the Soul of Healing
The field is black
The clouds are white
The tunnel narrows
Like a river
And I move
And there are no sounds
Other than footsteps
It is as if the world is empty
And death is scary
Maybe life didn’t frighten Maya Angelou—
But here I am at a crossroad again
What do I know?
What advice do I have?
Wisdom fades with memory
Or brain fog
My autoimmune disease
Hashimoto is its name
It has turned my world upside down
It starts with my thyroid–the mother of my house
This disease kills my hormones
Boosters my anxiety until it is a Jedi
Until I am bedridden with a fatigue
Unexplainable to anyone not fighting for their very life
It is death with eyes open and shallow breaths
It has been too long since the green fields of joy
Touched my toes