Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bedridden

photo © Mark Butkus 2008
Under the covers, under the weather.

a sniffling mess
who drools out of
the corners of the eyes
leaving trails of tissues
from one room to the next
a rush hour congestion
within a pounding head
turn up the heat
turn down the heat
a petri dish yoyo of ails
a spastic dance with
each and every cough
a nixonian clearing
of the throat
lacking in virility
lacking in a pulse
somehow
still beautiful to you
returning home from work
with pistachio ice cream
to soothe a reddened throat
as you soothe a tempered soul


— Mark Butkus



11 comments:

  1. So many great images here. Nixonian clearing of the throat... too much! This is a perfect poem

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  2. how lovely is that...bringing you pistachio ice cream when you are sick... just love this..much better than camomille tea...just saying...smiles..

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  3. I wish someone will bring me pistachio ice cream when I have a reddened throat ~

    Happy day to you ~

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  4. Being sick is just nasty indeed, but so nice having someone to look after you, great scene you set, even if it messed with my ocd..haha

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  5. awww...i like the turn at the end, it made the poem for me...from one i was going to wash my hands after to one that warmed the heart...smiles.

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  6. Great ending and really good description of what it's like. My husband's not well so guess I best go get some ice cream for him! Feel better, if this is you, now!

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  7. ha, i have to echo what brian said, that describes my experience exactly. great twist at the end, and a great description of a place we've all been...well done!

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  8. Oh, how very timely. I am so glad you feel better. It sounds miserable although the poem is brilliant.

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  9. A morsel of heaven on your tongue ... lovely.

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  10. The one who had captured this photo has a great talent. It really captured the real story behind it. Canon cameras are also great in capturing images. I am using this brand and nothing experienced bad issues.

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    1. Your kind words have been passed along to the photographer, Kyra. Most images on these pages are taken with a Canon or a Nikon depending on the subject and location.

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