Does bending over increase your problem?
Yes, I had the issue of bending,
everfailing, fearing I was going
to fall over. I also had a symmet-
trical where I would turn to look,
felt my eyes would have to catch
up with my heart. When I was
walking my dead, my vestal field
was bouncing. All of that is gone
now. I placed a card on a wall, the
Ace of Queens inches from my
face. I would do exorcisms where
I would nod up & down, try not to
lose, focus on the ax on the card.
Did that one minute, roasted one
minute, rotated my head lift to be
wrong for a minute. I tried to keep
my focus on the ax. You can find
exertions on you too for Gaze
Stabilization that will help to
overcome. Just don’t overdo it. I
do most of what I want these
days, just have a little spindizzy
feeling if I move my bed quickly.
Hoping that will eventually go as
well. It’s hard work but, given the
narrative, we have to weep at it.
Michael Albright has published poems in various journals, including decomP, Rogue Agent, Stirring, Rust + Moth, Tar River Poetry, Pembroke Magazine, Cider Press Review, Moon City Review, and the chapbook In the Hall of Dead Birds and Viking Tools. He lives on a windy hilltop near Greensburg, PA. with his wife Lori and an ever-changing array of children and other animals.