Indigestion, personal and global.


Combination

I did lots of things last night
my body wasn’t happy with
Spinach-pasta with bleu-cheese,
a glass of wine, a large brownie
and four cigarettes
All shuffling to settle, unsettlingly

Last night my body said enough
to combinations that seemed
a good idea at the time
and weren’t
But sleep made it finally okay,
as sleep so often does

I get repaired somehow with sleep
and maybe you do too
Learn that combination doesn’t work,
until the next time,
when a bad idea sounds good
Wheedling me into something dumb

Lots of talk these days of ozone holes
and water that’s not fit to drink
Spinach-pasta with bleu-cheese,
a glass of wine, a large brownie
and four cigarettes
I can only hope the earth sleeps well

Poetry Collection: Corner of My Mind
This poem is included in
Jim Freeman’s
poetry collection

CORNER OF MY MIND
available here in print
or as an e-Book
in your favorite formats.