Struggling for Control


By Shirley Riga

I find myself sitting at a table

Arm wrestling for control

knuckles white hands shaking

with my opponent called time

I harness my breath

In my struggle to win

A routine of sorts

Is emerging

zoom appointments are menacing

what happened to my space?

My days are filling up

With more expectations

I am frustrated with

How easily I have slipped

Into the demands and

Inner pressure creeping in

Yesterday my GYN office called

to confirm my appointment

For my annual visit

By tele-med

What? I laughed

Did I hear you correctly?

By tele-med I will meet

With my doctor for that?