I’ll stay a minute; you should have a nurse
put these in water, or they’ll not — last.
I would have come in yesterday — what’s worse
than promises unkept? You’d be aghast
how often people promise to turn up;
and when time comes, they’re nowhere to be found.
The man came to repair the furnace—
souviens-toi, that awful roaring sound?
Four hours at eighty per— shush: it’s just money:
your heart could go again; I’d have to sell
the house to make ends meet, Honey—
anyway, I’d rather live in — well,
I have to go. It’s been nice seeing you,
but hospitals depress me, and I’ve not been—
Don’t want to bother you with too
many of my problems, but it seems a sin
to waste the lower section , so I was thinking
of selling off just a little of the farm,
enough to let me get off to far Bejing
or some exotic spa, away and warm.
Don’t fuss, Honey: I’ll call the nurse
to fix the flowers before you’re any worse.