It hurts to squeeze a lemon,
It hurts to brush my hair
I hear you say “just text me”
and the swelling and Pain,
just make me swear &%*#@*#*@!
It hurts to squeeze the toothpaste
My hand’s as crumpled as my hope
Will there ever be cure for Lupus?
Some days it feels a cure would be a rope…
It hurts to pretend to keep up with you,
It hurts to hide the pain from my face
It hurts to know there is so much suffering
As a member of this human race
Sometimes I must share the scary stuff
And remind us both, we are not alone
Cause this Lupus stuff can be a huge life barrier
Worse than a teenager
and his phone.