Sunday, October 2, 2011

The most normal thing in the world

Someone is shaking me awake
my groggy eyes look down the bed
sometime in the night they moved
     my bed to somewhere in Cambodia
this tiny woman wants to take my vitals
   blood pressure, temperature, O2 saturation.
I rebuild my confidence in the day
oh yeah, Santa Cruz and pain
she straightens my covers
“what’s this” she asks
then she pulls a full urine bottle
from between my legs
slept all night with that there
“didn’t spill a drop” she says, with a smile, as if it was
    most normal thing in the world.

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