Starving in the midst of plenty,
Loneliness in the company of loved ones
Claustrophobia in an open space,
Dying of thirst in the heart of the ocean.
Diabetes occurs when the body is incapable
Of absorbing glucose from the bloodstream
And so while glucose abounds in the blood
The cells of the body languish from a lack of glucose,
The perfect paradox of needless peril.
And so often in the midst of difficult circumstances
It is possible to grow blind and incapable to appreciate beauty,
A permanent darkened hue that overshadows everything in sight,
Having had a mouthful of disappointment
The appetite for goodness is now fast waning,
Unable to partake in the feast spread before you.
So convinced that life is unfair
That little good can ever find its way in.
But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!