NEW EPILEPTIC | Greg Stidham


Stooping now

to retrieve a dropped pen

then standing again,

an act so ordinary

the brief passing

vertigo once

unnoticed now

triggers thoughts

of unruly neurons

plotting their next


the next slapstick

they’ll direct

at my expense,

my pride,

perhaps even

my breath.


Greg Stidham is a retired pediatric intensivist (ICU physician) currently living in Kingston, Ontario, with his wife Pam and their two foundling "canine kids." Dr. Stidham's passion for medicine had yielded in retirement to his other lifelong passion, literature and creative writing.