Woman with Grief 2

Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,037
Tomorrow's to-do list includes taking
the cotton off the puncture hole. It's bound
by adhesive strips that move when taking
a shower. The cotton ideally round
and fluffy - soft and puffy for taking
pictures of make believe animals found
in 1970s gift shops - taking
note of how blood sticks to it without sound.

People in pain repeat a tongue-known phrase,
prayer from childhood or favorite song.
When my name was called during those first crazed
days when all blood-draw times developed long
and slow like one falling blood drop, my way
of repeating a song's phrase kept me strong.
There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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