Someone opened the door today
And out I went into the world.
The sky was grey and the earth was wet
A chill in the air permeated my bones.
Nerves and joints hurt so bad
The titanium inside felt icy cold,
Pains misfiring and doing battle
With the pulses of current sent
To stop them in their tracks
From the electrode sleeping
Against my spinal cord.
Someone fought the cold today
As the park cafe beckoned,
A small alcove housed my wheels
And provided shelter.
Whilst an external heater,
At the lightest touch of a switch,
Spilt a glimmer of light and warmth
To wrestle with the cold world.