PATIENCE

I did not know how much

Patience

I would have to muster

Before I handed myself over

To most capable surgeons

Who replaced my used up

Knee-joint.

But thanks to gravity

The delicate bone of the

Coccyx

Fought the squashing of the

Body’s ongoing supine lie.

Washing daily

I would apply cooling lotion

To this irritated tailbone.

Gee!

Impossible to touch the

Bee-sting sensation.

Damned! Patience.

Condemned to lie supine

Adjusting my bed remotely

To different angles each day.

Each hour.

Who knows how often

I’d seek a wee-bit relief.

OH YES!

Moving bums left and right

By centimeters.

GOD!

Get out of bed in spite of

Pain

‘S the only solution to stay

Reasonably sane

Lie down only when exhausted.

This routine then worked best

For a seven day stay.

PATIENCE.ECNEITAP

zoltanzelan

ZJG-POetry’19.

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