How the body humbles us
when we are righteous,
as strong as a house
How the vertebrae crumble, or
we become aware of their hollowness,
our bird bones, the narrow hallways
through which we pass
everything important —
messages and blood
We learn the names of things
we never knew had names
or never knew we had,
so silent were they
in their cumbersome duty
so that now they are familiar;
we can greet them and thank them
each morning as we request
another day of service,
6 thoughts on “The Doctor Says It’s My Sacroiliac”
Is it your hip? Sounds familiar
It’s a traveling pain involving my entire left leg, mostly the back of it, but wrapping around the hip, too. I’ve had lower back business before, but this is something new.
Ugh, so sorry Marilyn. Keep stretching and moving
As a sister S.I.-sufferer, I hear you–and thank you for putting your pain into such artful words. May 2016 bring you relief, and soon, for that ouch.
I always just thought I had sciatica. I never knew about this SI business. How do you keep yours tamed?
Thanks, Angie. It’s especially bad at night. No position is comfortable, and all I can do is lie there and feel it, and wish I could sleep.