Sweet Magic

Sweet Magic

Can it be as simple as second nature,
a handful of grapes and you instantly
know how to bolus, dosing the insulin
while having a conversation?

Is it magic, when you automatically
correct a low after a gym session
with juice and crackers? Remember,
your body is not on autopilot.

And what about the tech? That first
pump was magic enough, but now
it sends texts to your pocket computer.
How’s that for magic?

And that device on your skin,
the one that reads your blood sugar
like a book, but between the lines,
sending data to that same cell phone.

If you were meant to have this curse,
how lucky are you to have a mind that adjusts
so easily, or to be alive in a time when
magic is becoming commonplace? Very.

I’ve written about my daughter’s “adventures in diabetes” before.

The prompt for NaPoWriMo.net Day 13 is to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky, or in this case “just the everyday, mysterious, spooky quality of being alive.”

Images
healthline.com – Insulet Corp. Omnipod (insulin pump)
dexcom.com – Continuous Glucose Monitor

 

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