Poems of the Week

If Only We’d Known

by Steven Kent

“‘This should not be ridiculed’: The link between hypochondria and early death”
The Guardian

Today I’m feeling all reflective
Based upon my new perspective.
Friends and fam I now see mourning
Disregarded every warning.
Tears and laughter as they grieve me—
Wish they’d chosen to believe me.
Sympathies expressed? They’re on it.
(Told them I was sick, doggone it!)