“Normal” – Sara Valerio

I love this body
This body of mine
It has been through much
Stood the test of time
The miracle of blood
Nerves and bone
Is not lost on me

Contradiction imbibed
With dreams far away
Spirit is the answer
So many healers say
“You’re fine, normal.”
That’s the official report
But it’s not what I see

And maybe if I switched my eyes
around in my head
Pulled my brain out and
dusted it of old beliefs
I would be miraculously healed
And “fine” and normal
would be revealed.