Eyes plastered together

Glue like morning maple sap

Nose, rosy, cracked and abused

Like old cement

Clogged like a womens shower drain

Peace of quarantine

in cold sheets

Away from cares the healthy world thinks

are so important

Plaster casts autographed by jealous

friends and neighbors alike

Bandages kissed with the healing power

of mom

Pills choked down

dissolved before reaching your gullet

Doctor visits awarded with a free


Grandma`s cards of solace, balloons and prayers

In my honor

uninvited so called health

To the smells I had forgotten

and the sun I had not noticed