June 17, 2022
I'd rather have been ghosted
Hey friend, it’s been a long time
How are things going?
Things are… going.
So sorry I’ve been out of touch,
I’ve been pretty ill and I never
know how to share my new
reality is bedridden
you’ve probably never heard
of what I have… ME…?
it’s kind of the same as
ngl, it’s pretty terrifying
I could be like this forever
Bummer about the bedridden thing
Lmk when you’re up for hanging out!
Kristin Houlihan writes poetry to make sense of and share her experiences from bedridden life with a chronic illness. She’s blessed to share her life and home with her favorite five people: her husband and four children, who are an endless source of support and joy. Kristin loves books, the ocean, and listening to her family laugh together. She has work published by Paddler Press and Voidspace, with poetry forthcoming at Corporeal. Reach out and say hi on Twitter: @theedifyingword