test drive

This body that I inhabit
seems to delight in
experimenting
to discover
just how much pain
I can stand

As if shingles
and impacted wisdom tooth removal
and constant sciatica
and headaches
and nerve pinches
and that pressure bandage on the shin
and triple hernia surgery
and peeing after cystoscopes
and passing kidney stones
and watching politicians on TV

From the bottom of my soul
I would like to declare
this experimental phase
over

and ask
politely
if we may finally
start real life please

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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