Saturday, January 12, 2008

two poems

Worshipping at the altar of the broken body.

high noon
high maintenance
hypochondriac

Rescue Remedy, Advil,
Tylenol: family size, not child-proof
Vitamin A, B, C, D,
cod liver oil, Robitussin,
Calcium, St John’s Wort,
acupuncture, primary care

Sleep. Rinse. Repeat.

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Bitching by Candlelight
Broken hip
Torn rotator cuff
Sore back
Sleepless nights
Another snowfall in the forecast
Families
Airplanes
Lack of sleep in the forecast
Bad projects
Ill conceived ideas
Unsuccessful meals
Cancelled plans

bureaucracy, unending
the past, unending
the future, foreboding

perfect oatmeal raisin cookies
perfect loaves of bread
Advil
Rescue Remedy
coffee


reading Li Po
weather brittle sunny clear