Category Archives: illness

HARD-TO-HEAR HAIKU

HARD-TO-HEAR HAIKU

(Adult Topic)

Become impotent

His fading manhood laments…

But what is inside?

-JEC

Little feeling left,

No place left to vent the ache…

Must thinking change, too?

–JEC

Engorgement all gone,

Being faithful accepts lack…

No one left to love.

–JEC

How to love without?

Can a man still be a man”’

His woman knows that!

–JEC

Appreciates form,

Less likely liquid lusting…

Why keep the old ways?

–JEC

Is safer this way…

For all women that he sees,

Much less threatening!

–JEC

Power lust remains,

That…no non-phallic can cure…

Bad apples near tree.

–Jonathan Caswell

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PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

The doctor removed the bone chip

Whose blood made the nurse flip…

He was blamed

For the quantity of same,

Reputation has that strong a grip!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE PLATEAU

THE PLATEAU

Why does he not progress,

A  subconscious reason I’d guess…

Gets less attention,

Social intervention,

Riding on the healing express?

–Jonathan Caswell

IT’S HOMEBOUND FOR ME!

IT’S HOMEBOUND FOR ME!

I heard the cute young nurse say,

If I wanted the V.N.A.*…

Couldn’t drive my car

Or go very far–

She caught in the act, anyway.

She warned that the V.N.A.*

Legally could not stay…

If from hence

There was evidence,

Homebound status had gone away!

–Jonathan Caswell

*the local Visiting Nurse Association…doing home visits for (my) medical care….wound care and bandaging my foot, for example.

A MAN’S POINT OF VIEW–CONVALESCING

A MAN’S POINT OF VIEW–CONVALESCING

(Adult Topic)

Older man gazing

On fields once grazing…

Young woman’s form

Makes him forlorn,

But it he’s silently praising.

Nursing re-wraps his foot

Twice a day–healing is good…

Young and lean

Nurses beam

As they professionally would.

All women he admires,

Nurses especially inspire…

Wonders uncapped

For this body he’s wrapped

In, with which his age conspires!

–Jonathan Caswell

IT’S HER CALL!

IT’S HER CALL!

I’m laid up–she does the shopping–

Variety is not stopping…

I asked for slices

But her own devices

Got shredded cheese for soup topping!

–Jonathan Caswell

HIATUS UNEXPECTED

HIATUS UNEXPECTED

(or…where I’ve been for a week and a half)

My hiatus unexpected

Was by my big toe directed…

While on a work round

My legs fell down,

My need needed to be dissected.

In ambulance eventually,

To hospital all agreed…

Big toe amputated,

It’s life prorated

As being no good to me.

Started treatment my self  then ignored,

Left it to rot to the core…

Infection set in

And I didn’t win,

Was left with a hole, nothing more.

From hospital to Rehab.

For a week or so to grab…

Some healing time

And therapy fine,

The nurses weren’t half-bad!

Yesterday I came home,

My wife is not alone…

Taken out the trash,

Consolidated cash

And learned…not to roam.

Gotta wait for the Visiting Nurses

By writing these tentative verses…

Evaluation

Of my situation

Before insurance opens its purses!

Unforseen experiences,

Puts minds through all tenses…

Ideas for a book

Began to cook,

Perhaps it will mend a few fences.

–Jonathan Caswell