Not Your Joke – a poem

My neck snaps back,
Sudden.
Quick.

Simultaneously: my left calf tenses.
My eyes blink.
My eyebrows raise.

My shoulder raises.
Fingers jumping about.
My neck suddenly flicks to the side and I feel a click and pain.

My jaw clenches.
Now my neck is constantly nodding.
Stomach clenches, pain shoots through my body.

Legs kick out.
Feet,
And toes start to jump about.

Now my right arm won’t stay still.
Oh shit, I punched my head! Thrice!
My finger flips up at an unaware passerby.

The sniffing won’t stop.
I’ve not got a cold.
And, no blowing my nose doesn’t help!

Random words come out.
Some end up forming sentences.
I say the strangest of things.

‘You’ve got a chicken on your head’
‘Fuck off’
‘I love boomerangs’

The time all this happens in?
I’d say 5-10 seconds.
On repeat constantly 24/7, only the content changes.

I’m exhausted.
My muscles ache.
And I’m in pain.

Tourette’s
My reality

Not your joke.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close