Attacked by a boulder from the shadows.
Flying through the air. (I am Superman)
With a tuck and roll…….
Opiates for obvious reasons.
Laxatives to overcome the resulting lack of peristalsis.
Somehow I survived.
Opiates I said
Painful bowel obstruction.
Prescribed they were, these cures for the pain of broken ribs, swollen joints, injured muscles.
From a fall the night before
In an unlit parking lot.
On a moonless night.
No more meds now.
“The pain will be with you for a month.”
Pain? Not so much.
Secret herbs and mystic prayer? (Of course.)
Recordings of chanting lamas?
Nothing rhymes with ……
No inflammation with…….
Made from Shmoos?
Nae, ’tis cactus of the nopal variety.”
A Gift it was,
As were the prayers and hands-on nurturing by friends and family.
By Lee Broom.