Nov 152012

by Mark Lee Webb


stuffing cranberries into turkeys but I am re-running old

first grade show fogged by twenty        wait maybe fifty

milligrams of Vistaril fogging my view like radiator

steamed windows at Saint Teresa the Discalced Carmelite

School        radiators Eddie shoved me into       scalded

both hands       it was November      I remember      

        next day        nurse wheeling silver tray        hospital

room        needles        tannic acid dressing spray       

waiting for resident doc        dig me up        listening

to his rehearsed script        good  morning        Little Man         

how        are we        today       before daily

debride        ment        Mom        can  I hold?