Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bitter cold

Winter sun warms the air in the car

a faux summer in an enclosed space

stepping out, the cold is bitter

like an aspirin dissolving in one's mouth

but not as bitter as the familiar



of a nursing home.


I breakfasted with you

then the familiar task of

cleaning your bedside


I'm realizing that

visiting the nursing home is

like cleaning that commode

After a while even the cleaning solution

meant to freshen it

begins to wear

(This has been my offering in what appears to be a new craze in the blogosphere. The topic of commodes and plungers is catching on and I didn't want to be left "behind." No need to thank me, it was my pleasure.) :)


Jason said...

Nice job.

Busplunge said...

William called and left this message:

This is just to say that I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast. Forgive me, they were delicious, so sweet and so cold. William

Mark said...

I caught this one late but laughed my, um, behind off.