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Two Fits, by Brian

This poem was an entry in Epilepsy Today's first-ever festive poetry contest: Outside the lines.

I have had epilepsy since 1997, fortunately very well controlled and I am able to drive. I have been an industrial chemist, a singer, a schoolteacher, an exams officer and an internet trader. Epilepsy has not stood in the way.


Spin whirl crash vomit sleep
Then day after day
Week after week
Month after month
Of quiet inconvenience

Here it comes again
Only this time I awake
In my head
I pop pills for expedience

Clever man in spotted bow-tie
Don’t get hungry
Don’t get tired
Don’t get stressed
Maybe a life convenient

Two Fits, by Brian
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