Category Archives: pin-up

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

AH…THOSE MEMORIES!

AH..THOSE MEMORIES!

Reminded of a time when

He fell for a girl back then…

Suddenly excited

Over lust unrequited,

Until buried again.

–Jonathan Caswell

DON’T WORRY–HE LOOKS!

DON’T WORRY–HE LOOKS!

For chicken, the legs and breasts,

Though faces he likes the best…

Waists slim

Appeal to him,

Just looking gives life zest!

–Jonathan Caswell

MARATHON MAN

MARATHON MAN

He’s gone and lost another toe,

Which lengthens his world of woe…

Sitting quite still

Takes much will,

There are things to be done, ya know!

Months of one foot elevated

Are extended by another amputated…

The older wound stitched,

No longer bewitched

By evening nurses anticipated.

(nurses coming only once-a-day now)

Determined to not fool around,

He wants to work again sound…

He’ll do what it takes

To avoid sugar cakes

And keep his blood sugar down!

–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

TWICE-A-DAY…WITH BENEFITS

TWICE-A-DAY…WITH BENEFITS

My wound wrapped twice-a-day,

Much drainage is oft on display…

At least then I see

Pretty nurses for me,

Which help with healing, by the way!

–Jonathan Caswell

HOLIDAY HAIKU

HOLIDAY HAIKU

Temperature jumps,

“Cold season” drips and sneezes…

Economic boosts!

Thanksgiving over,

Turkey soup with lots of fat…

Should have known better!

Black Friday turned week,

Jingle makers sing their songs…

Santa’s tandom sleigh!

Sun shines on our tree,

Ads run for all charities…

God’s Gift…is coming!

–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

COOLER RECEPTION

COOLER RECEPTION

Chillier weather he skirts,

Putting on undershirts…

Skirts, by the way,

To pants suits give way–

One of those feminist perks!

Women circle and talk

On how the fashionable walk…

In a stiff breeze

Propriety flees,

If cold enough, people squawk.

Young girls try to please

Menfolk despite the breeze…

Miniskirts and hose

Have cold weather woes,

Is any guy worth these?

–Jonathan Caswell