I lie in my bed,
I can not feel it’s comfort.
The iron bands, tightly wrap my forearms,
My hands feel the head of the hammer.
“Just lie still and remain calm.”
The reign of pain is on the march.
I feel it’s oppression overtaking me.
The sobs of exhaustion echo through my bed chamber.
Suddenly, my neck jerks to the right, my torso to the left!
A hot steel rod sears my spine!
“Breathe. Remain calm. It will pass.”
I wait for a break to escape. I am always looking, but so far, none.
Fire ignites inside my shoulder while icy fingers grow numb.
Twitch, twist, ratching vertebrae,
Click, Snap! Pulling muscles, I can’t breathe!
Hold on, just keep holding on.
Breathe, try to breathe.
And yet another reason to hope.
Which drug will they try tomorrow?
How will my body react?
The twisting has stopped.
What will happen next?
“Don’t breathe too deeply or another attack will come.”
Dystonia, you evil persecuting Dictator of my body,
Why are doing this? I’m innocent!
And I’m stronger than you.
I’ll always be stronger than you.