To Walk the Hallways

to walk the hallways of my mind tonight
to haunt my own memories
to stalk intangible dreams that die
to wake in twitching mind’s eye

my living ghost paces the day
circles her familiar home
never quite able to tell for sure
whether asleep or living hell

let me wander in darkened rooms
in corridors away from here
where only one holds the key
and she’s kept it hidden away

~ Emily C.



17 thoughts on “To Walk the Hallways

      1. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. I hope they have sought vestibular testing and vestibular rehab? The sooner the better. I’m 7 years in and only now getting the rehab which is why I’ve suffered for so long.

        Things are 1 step forward and 5 back, and since I have the migraine component on top of the chronic neuritis, it can randomly flare depending on triggers. Just trying to come down from a flare now, but glad to have my therapist to help guide me. Still progressing on exercises, but it’s a long term thing. I’ll probably be worse for a longer period of time, now that I’m actually targeting my brain in ways it hasn’t been for years. But, the hope is that by finally addressing it, I will be better off in the long run. Day by day. Sorry I’ve been MIA! My life is consumed with rehab and self-care, makes me crushingly fatigued and cognitively taxed. But, I’m determined. ❤ Think of you and everyone often.

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      2. I was telling him some of your story and recommended seeking a vestibular specialist. Fortunately Philadelphia has some excellent hospitals (Penn and Jefferson) with, I hope, someone to determine a treatment plan for him. He is terrified of driving for fear of the vertigo kicking in and has had to try to work from home – only so much of that he is allowed to do with his job.

        I’m sorry you’ve had to endure such an ordeal, Em. But hopeful that this treatment will make the efforts pay off! Thinking of you too! Sending love! ❤️

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      1. Means a lot, D. Thank you for the support! See my comment to Meg. I’m sorry I’m so MIA. Hopefully, this year will bring some relief. I just have to keep on moving.


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