The Dys-es are Dissing the Parkie

Dysphonia makes it hard to speak;

dysphagia makes it hard to eat.


Dyskinesia jerks one to and fro

where one does not wish to go.


Dystonia makes the muscles cramp;

dysarthria makes the voice decamp.


Dysphoria brings a nasty mood;

dyspraxia moves, misunderstood.


Dysergic muscles plead digression;

dyspepsia gives indigestion.


If only one could diss the dys-es,

There’d be a chance to know what bliss is.




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Jan Seale

Jan Seale was the 2012 Texas Poet Laureate. She is the author of nine volumes of poetry, the latest being ...more