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I STILL FEAR

I STILL FEAR

Insisting I walk with a cane

An excellent precaution to name…

The foot drains,

Occasionally pains,

But progress is tough to claim!

If the foot won’t heal

Will I find all my work zeal…

Cut down to size

When I’ve realized

I have no further appeal?

Walking with a cane–what a hassle–

Unbalanced e’en in my castle…

I hated my limp,

Now I’m really gimp

Implications with which I must wrastle.

–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