Catch your shadow

Before it loses you

Cushion heavy footsteps

Running away with your thoughts

Silence your scream

It’s feeding you

Calm my shaking hand

I am not afraid

Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens lives in Cambridge, UK. She has had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 30 years. She used to be a teacher and was a successful athlete. Her poems tend to reflect the impact MS has on her life. She publishes under the name Jumping Jules. Her poems have been published on Runcible Spoon and in MS Matters magazine.  Her website is www.jumpingjulespoetry.com.

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