Dogs 2013

NEUROTIC NIGHTINGALE
(9/19/13)


I watched
her feed
my bedfast
friend

it was
not
her job

she had merely
accompanied me
on a nursing home
visit

but upon
arrival
we found
a tray of food
cooling
on the bedside
table

an attendant
was supposed
to be by soon
to spoon
the dinner
into his mouth

after 5 minutes
she couldn't
stand it
any longer

she was
a very caring
woman

that
attracted me
to her

she was
also
slightly insane

that
drove me
away

there
will be
no one there
to feed me
oatmeal
when that
time
comes