Fence-Sitters

I raise my eyes as
dove-duo triples in size–
no surprise: fresh food!

skat@2019

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Shadorma #40

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Seems only
yesterday we sang
(a bit tight)
Auld Lang Syne,
yet the eve has come once more
for midnight kissing.

skat@2018

A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, from me and mine (including the felines, Charlie and Prudie).

Shadorma #39

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Old bones crack
under any weight
they will break
we tumble
to the ground, just one last time–
crumbling into dust.

skat @2018

These past two months have been rough. In November, my 89-year old mother fell, resulting in a femur-fracture. After a succesful operation, and arduous 6-week recovery, involving walker-training and the assessment of an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, she returned home to her seniors’ residence. On the same day, she fell again, was taken to emergency, x-rayed and sent back home. Yesterday, while I was with her, she fell again. This time, x-rays revealed a break in the same bone that had previously been repaired. she is currently awaiting a second operation.

If you know anyone who takes Fosamax, tell them to get off it; we were advised by the doctor who saw her yesterday, that it can actually make osteoporosis worse.

Kat

Shadorma #37 & #38

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Everyday
As I make my way
To the town
Hospital
I see a ragged wasp nest
Dangling from a tree;

I’m waiting
For the grey mummy-
Mask to fall,
So I can
Run over it with my car–
Ghost-wasps do not sting.

skat@2018