22 January 2012

Put Together (Again)

Examination Room, Hospital Emergency Department

Awaiting news is animate oblivion,
the epitome of ideas fed on a blasé
diet of cognitive anxiety infectiously
multiplied with qualms of too well
schooled theatrical fiction

‘Tho no running from a plate
of uncertainty; the facts state
injury and pain – all from a fall
less sacrificial jeopardy or
sanctimonious grace

Nothing explains it easily or the
dumb diagnostic delays, or why
profound fears gestate digestive
anarchy in a maudlin matinee’s
appetitive revenge

Breakfast with friends isn’t the
regular way to discombobulate
relationships or make salacious
amends – or dislocate a shoulder
and be put together again
© 12 June 2011, I. D. Carswell