Eighteen years in the ER

Catholic hospital,Waterloo,IA, Can’t give out drugs to stop , Err abstain from pregnancy , Can placed disabled hard working nurse who worked eighteen years in ER on temporary disability, Nurse Atta we will call her, Worked sixteen hour days, Nurses use to stay in rooms not used so short on staff, Can’t now,now they stayContinue reading “Eighteen years in the ER”

Me

When you’re in a moment do you ever expect that moment to end? Is your heart anticipated because it’s just too perfect and it can’t possibly happen to you. Do sometimes you wonder if you will ever be in that moment again, When people want to be with you cuz they think you’re cool, AndContinue reading “Me”

‘Your’e not the boss of me!:

Today I nearly said to my kitten, Last night I became less important, Hanging with her new family, Sleeping on Sherry’s bed, Being with the big kids, Last night I took Chester against her will at three am, It had dropped to fiftish two degrees, Deposited my baby in the TV room, Threw her screamsContinue reading “‘Your’e not the boss of me!:”

Oldest and youngest

Both disappointments, Mother,mom never lied or did harm, Diana a bully narcississ, Ellen mother worried all through high school, Upon Ellen’s seventeenth summer, Ellen came home at two thirty, Mom’smother was visiting, Nana the woman who sucked at rearing Diana to eight years old, Mom loved to sing, Sang Sweet Adeline Spencer,Iowa, Church, Mom sangContinue reading “Oldest and youngest”

Sound of pitter patter

Rain on tin, Grips my memory, Sensation of sleeping under the roof built by my grand dad, Memory of a WWI hero, Tainted by my half sister when she was eight because the attention was not on her, Sleeping beside my babysister, Never imagining I’d be sixty-four all alone, All alone, Only sounds of rainContinue reading “Sound of pitter patter”

You never know

Racist, Bullies, Near, Under your nose, A few days ago chatting with a friend, Someone I thought a good guy, In someways put me in mind of me before I became a writer, I said what I felt, No holds bard, Honest all the way, Found out in Eighty-five the written word held more power,Continue reading “You never know”

Over my heart

For three nights, All night long, All night, All night long, Lost second weakest kitten, The third is sister to the three I saved in the fall, Life forms enter our worlds, Briefly touch us, My heart reaches out, In a wink they are gone, That”s so unfair, I don’t regret having the honor ofContinue reading “Over my heart”

Baby just

Died in my arms, Many times I have lost a kitten, Created, Born outside, Lousy with flees, The other two will get nice warm baths with soap soon as its light, Sold five more books, Have to track down three more and get them all in the post tomorrow, The ones name was Dakota, MyContinue reading “Baby just”

Intellect Assassin

People who willy Nilly say mean things, Friend or foe, Insulting the intellect of an older person, That person me, Doesn’t fly, I simply told Celia, A conversation is two ways, People have the right to be heard, She told me if I had other friends I could talk to them, She told me sheContinue reading “Intellect Assassin”

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