Diabetic

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.

The irony.

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!

-Matthew 6:23

 

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