Friday, October 31, 2008


It didn’t pain half as much
when the finger fractured
than it did when
when the ortho surgeon tried to fix it
by setting it right back
the way it was.

The child screamed, wailed
and clung to her mother
the mother shed tears silently
and held on to her husband’s sleeve.

The doctor was a nice man
but he was late already
for his lec-dem.
And, his car was
parked to the wrong side.

September 12, 2008

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