Sweat films
around my brow,

drips onto
my glasses.

in my

mind’s eye.

Can I write?

Have I lost
all sight?

My brain says I
am the enemy,

says I hold misery,
like a mystery,

says I am broken,
in an instant.

I rise.

No more pain.
I find my tribe.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.