Friday, September 21, 2012

Poetic Asides Prompt Worst thing that happened to you

A Bad Day


Mom, a long time diabetic,

developed a sore on her foot

and needed an amputation.

I stood there staring

at the spot

where Mom’s leg should have been.


At her home, I received a call from my husband.

When his mom took her daily walk,

two chows attacked nearly killing her.

I stared at my computer screen

of news photos

looking like a murder scene.


It wasn’t a good day for mothers.

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