Like herpes or the smell of flowers

My thyroid gland exploded in a cloud of smoke. A common condition that 1 in 1000 people suffer like herpes or the smell of flowers in spring when the sun wakes up after hibernation. This has not been a winter of ice but a winter of rain. Sky remained the colour of turbochargers and soot. Possibilities are on standby and I’ve lost the remote – I’m absent in the canteen and collapse in the street. I’m dizzy with days and asleep on the bus. My eyelids are leaves falling onto a pond and the drugs work so slowly – I rage against my recovery.

Benjamin F Jones

About Graphite Bunny

I am a writer working in South Wales (UK). I love pizza, photography and moist clay. When it rains I catch drops in my open mouth. I create poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction.
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2 Responses to Like herpes or the smell of flowers

  1. You’ll get there. I know plenty of people who have, but it might take about six months to get your thyroxine levels totally stable. Eat Brazil nuts for the selenium. It might help.

    • I get all the selenium I need from the Trehafod selenium mine! Selenium mining has been the primary export from Trehafod and Porth since 1874 when the mine was first opened by Dai Jones.

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