Dedicated to Dr. James Davidson for saving me. I will always be eternally grateful, and miss you terribly. Have a wonderful retirement.
Falling into darkness
No recollection of life, love, marriage
Must sleep, always sleep
Liar! Actor! Attention-seeker!
Suffering multiple strokes per day, falling, slurring my words
Liar! We will torture you, call you names til you go insane.
But I kept seeking answers
The evil gods were angry.
Stop! Go to an institution!
Twenty-four years ago I stumbled into your office
I heard the words “I believe you.”
Searching for answers til you found them
A strange incantation
Liar no more
The evil gods, silenced.
They sulk in dark corners
All good things come to an end, they say
Now, the day has come that I must release you like a butterfly ready to explore new horizons
Sue Cook lives in Freeport, Illinois with her husband Randy and two dogs. Her passions include assistance dogs, rescue dogs, music, acting, theater, poetry, and Doctor Who. She’s been in both film and theater and is a regular cast member of the podcast Doctor Who’s Line is it….Anyway? Sue is an advocate for the use of Service Dogs to assist their disabled handlers to maintain their independence. Quigley’s Quest, her first children’s book, addresses how a dog becomes a Service Dog.