Tag Archives: macular degeneration

AN EYE-FULL

AN EYE FULL

Each month–about this time—for the previous  two months (this one being no different)–the Author has been treated, in each eye with an injection.  I’m being treated for early macular degeneration behind the focusing part of my retinas.  Each month, after the first set, I tried to describe either the process or result…how it looks in the eye.

Closed eyes when injection’s through,

A rich purple background will do…

Big black spots

Budding smaller dots,

In aqueous fluid grew.

What’s this–a crevice colored,

Orange bound by yellow  under cover…

Of darkness of the lids

closed as I did,

Look on ,

Did the dots this thing mother?

This crack in the black disappeared,

Was it my imagination…high geared…?

A crevice full of light

From a dot black as night,

l it makes it sound weird!

–Jonathan Caswell

SHOT IN THE EYE

SHOT IN THE EYE

Anti-Newtonian fluid

Is how one could view it,

Medicine

My eye within,

Injected right into it.

Amoeba, they say,

Is how it looks when okay…

Nucleus hopping

Anti-Newtonian popping,

An active ring on dis[lay!

My medicine seems to do,

All this as I look through…

Th’injected eyeball

The  reason for all—

 A macular degeneration “undo”.

–Jonathan Caswell

MACULAR DEGENERATION

MACULAR DEGENERATION

The diabetes consternation,

Macular degeneration…

Injecting eyes

Is medically wise,

Given proper education!

Tomorrow is my first,

I hope nothing bursts…

It’s a longer drive

To keep hope alive,

And dig deeper into the purse.

One thing I lack,

Someone to drive back…

I’m taking a chance

By the seat of my pants,

But hope I’m on the right track!

–Jonathan Caswell