Written by Jacob Ibrag
Broken back and all,
she floats on. Struggling through
the pain, she tries to redefine its meaning.
Playing back every moment of every day of her being,
the clouds above take shape to try to illustrate her memories.
Feeling the river between her toes and fingers grow still, she wills her
eyes open to see where it took her. Washed over with nostalgia, she swears
that she’s been here. Not literally, in a dream. She feels different. Rejuvenated.
The air takes over her body, giving her new strength. She lifts herself up
from the river, whole again. Hearing a voice so familiar, she turns
to her left. ‘Mom?’ She whispers. Eleven years since she’s
last seen her. ‘You’re here now my love. No
more pain, no more disease.’