Lost Gain

Written by: Jennifer Ratcliffe

Three years and I am
movement ready,

on I realise.
But I can't
get it quite,

as I'm passed
the finishing need,
a traumatic reaction
of stress
assess-
ment.

Three years and I am
looking better:
fatter,
greyer,
with rotten teeth...

the premature wrinkle,
my war hero.

For smiling unforgivably.