Robin Morgan – No Signs of Struggle

Robin Morgan is a poet, and she happens to have Parkinson’s Disease.

In her poem ‘No Signs of Struggle’ she describes how PD causes many aspects of life to get smaller – posture, gesture, speed of movement, handwriting, even facial expression. She feels it, and she sees it in her clinic companions.

But her poem also expresses a sense of something beautiful: because someone with Parkinson’s Disease needs to concentrate so intently to achieve each and every movement that was previously automatic, and this in turn entails a mindful being in the present which was previously impossible in the daily … Read more...