#NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Twelve

Replace tiny lens
Milky white film covers eye
Hazy vision clears

NaPoWriMo PromptToday’s prompt (optional, as always) should come as no surprise. Yesterday, I challenged you to write a poem about a very large thing. Today, I’d like you to invert your inspiration, and write a poem about a very small thing. Whether it’s an atom, a button, a hummingbird’s egg, dollhouse furniture, or the mythical world’s smallest violin, I hope you enjoy your poetic adventures into the microscopic.

Good morning and welcome to day twelve of NaPoWriMo where small and large is a matter of perspective. I thought about writing about my cataracts yesterday as the surgeon said, There’s no baby here. My right eye was completely covered by cataracts – it was very large. My left eye is also developing cataracts, but it seems to be progressing at a regular speed. They told me it is just at the minimal growth that surgery is an option. We opted to just have my right eye done due to cost and the fact the cataract in my left eye is not impeding my vision yet. Supposedly cataracts is a slow progression, but this was not the case in my right eye. Either that or as is the case with my CP and I ignore my right side most of the time, it includes my right eye and I just didn’t notice the decrease in eyesight until it was totally gone. My left side is used to compensating for the lack of ability of the right; I wouldn’t be surprised if that included my eyes.

April 12th also means it’s DEAR day in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday. And after spending a good portion of last year not being able to read, I’m off to read a book. I hope you enjoyed reading my small contribution to the day twelve prompt.


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