Imagine



Imagine
By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Imagine if every joint
in your entire body
Hurt
constantly

Imagine them stiff
in hot searing pain
Frozen
fire

Imagine sharp jabs
penetrating every muscle
Breath
stilted

Imagine teeth decayed
Unredeemable destroyed
Removed
barren

Imagine hunger cravings
mouth salivating eating mush
Frustration
anger

Imagine a dreaded virus
latches on to weakness
Debilitating
pain

Imagine all this
together at once
Imagine
me

About this poem

A deeply autobiographical spillage of self.

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Written on December 16, 2022

Submitted by ami.oferris on December 16, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Ab xcxc xdae xxxx xxxa xxae ffxd bxAc
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 467
Words 82
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris lives in Southport, NC. She is a published poet in Cameron Art Museum’s Writers Respond to Art Program and awarded the Certificate of Completion for completing the 2021 - 24 Hour Poetry Marathon. Her poem Wheels was chosen and published in the 2021 - 24 Hour Poetry Marathon Anthology. Her poem The Date has been chosen for publication in the 2022 - 24 Hour Poetry Marathon Anthology. She is a published author in Whisper’s & Echoes, an on-line literary magazine and in 50 Give or Take by Vine Leaves Press for her 50 word stories, Love, The Wedding and The Sleep Doctor. Also in Visual Verse with her poem Mother Earth. Ami is honored to have been published in Spillwords for her poem concerning current events, I Am Not A Man. Ami writes flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction and fiction as well as poetry. Her short story, Conversations With My Neighbor is published in Trouble, by Daniel Boone Publishing. Ami received Honorable Mention in Tales from the Moonlit Path 2021 their Halloween Issue, Abandoned Places Halloween Challenge, for her short story, Abandoned Memories. She has been published in Whispers and Echoes as follows - Rat-a-Tat-Tat-Tat - Wednesday 4th May 2022 Early Tulips - Wednesday 11th May 2022 Flying High - Wednesday 18th May 2022 She is currently working on her first action/adventure/paranormal romance novel. Ami is a member of NCWN (North Carolina Writer’s Network) and WFWN (Women’s Fiction Writer’s Network). She is a contributing member of several local writers groups including The Wilmington Write To Publish Group, Heron Clan Poetry, Women Writer’s Group and Living Poetry. Ami is known to her closest friends and relatives as Gypsie. more…

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