Dizzy Test The Dizzy Gillespie Test
For a number of years now
I check to make sure I check to make sure it is still
gone. I hold my finger up to my
pray to look like lips and blow. I pray to look like
trumpet player that trumpet player with both
cheeks filling with air. I don’t
half a man ever want to feel like half a man again.
ironic It is ironic that this affliction
share its name should share its name with a
ringing musical instrument. If I
close both my eyes (now) I can
bells in my ears still hear the bells in my ears
palsy days. during those palsy days.
do a mean I remember I could do a mean
Elvis Elvis when I had it. I had the
snarl snarl down pat. “Thank you,
thank you very much,” I would
growl growl as I shook my hips like the
king. It would get an expected
half-hearted half-hearted laugh from my
concerned family and friends.
an eye patch. I had to wear an eye patch. You
see my left eye see my left eye needed protectionz
blink. from its inability to blink. I was
a regular swashbuckling pirate.
face joked The right side of my face joked,
mimicked, and laughed. While
the left laid limp the left laid limp with an inability
tears to shed the tears that were
inside. welling up inside.
puff my cheeks So, today I puff my cheeks and
close my eyes and make sure I
easy to forget am complete. It is easy to forget,
numb get numb to, ailments that don’t
affect you personally. But, once
lose part you lose part of yourself even for
a short time you always want to
whole make sure that you are whole
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