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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't Step on My Catheter

Don't Step on My Catheter
by Michael H. Schwartz

Don't even think about treading on
That tempting little hose of soft clear
. plastic lying on the floor
There are plenty enough ways to
Incur my wrath without committing
That most heinous act of barbarism.

Mind your step, you fool, watch
Where you put those uncoordinated
. blobs you call your feet.
Its not just the punishment
That should prompt alertness on
Your part, nor even humanitarian

Compassion to guide your steps aright.
But think on this, the balance
Of all the laws of physics and the
Cosmic glue that holds the
Universe together, lie at risk

Of total disintegration at
The touch of toe on tube.

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Ronda's Rants said...

That is brilliant! Did he write other poems? I love this one!

Obligated Adventurer said...

He was full of poetry, but I was never sure which ones were original and which were simply favorites.

Moose Nuggets said...

He especially like poetry that was "off" like Ogden Nash or Robert Service.

Meaghan said...

This was great! I had a catheter and actual tubes that went from my kidney to a collecting bag (3b cervical cancer sucks!)

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mama said...

I was super impressed that, in the midst of his illness and pain and all, he still kept his sense of humor. I don't know that I'd be able to do that.

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