Last night I went dancing
spoke to my smart speaker
played some Mindi Abair
closed my eyes and began
swaying and stepping to
those long smoky sounds
it felt like I was moving
I know my head was bopping
if you had been there to watch
the rest of me was still
I was lying in bed
but my spirits rose higher
my heart beat faster
my smile was brighter
I was embodied enthralled
lost in saxophonic majesty
lifted into possibility
by this quadriplegic dance

In your journal:

  • write a poem about wellness.
  • what lifts you?
  • Put on your favorite music and write.