Ok, I know what Kafkaesque is… but it does not flow well in a poem, actually it is a word that does not even roll off the tongue very easily (at least not my tongue!). I could try to work it into a fiction piece, but I just did one about homecoming and I would much rather stack up poems than fiction pieces. So that leaves me back at a roadblock. Not that many of my poems rhyme, but what word even rhymes with Kafkaesque? All I can come up with is burlesque. But I will not travel down that road. I am going to do a plug for my friend actually.
Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer awareness month, but did you know it is many other awareness months? Adopt a Shelter Dog month, Eat Better Eat Together month, Emotional Wellness month, International Walk to School month, National Book month, National Pasta, Pizza and Pretzel months, Positive Attitude month, and list goes on and on (take a look on https://nationaldaycalendar.com/october-monthly-observations/ ). But I am in particular supporting National Dysautonomia Awareness month
There are several forms of dysautonomia, but I know a couple of friends that have POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and they can have debilitating conditions. I know one of my friends often spends days where she has to do activities like cooking and washing dishes seated in a chair, so she doesn’t pass out. The disease affects her blood pressure and is something that can come on suddenly.
To learn more about Dysautonomia and POTS visit … http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/page.php?ID=30
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – Kafkaesque