Sunday, April 1, 2012

Via Facebook

Robert Lee Brewers Poem a Day challenge started today. This is day 1 prompt. Write a communication poem. The communication could be dialogue between two (or more people); a postcard correspondence; a letter; a voicemail; a text message; a series of tweets; or whatever. Heck, I guess a poem is a form of communication.

Hey Cuz..How r u doing?
How r u doing

He repeats,
in a mere 60 seconds
as if word finding
and not typing speed
were still the issue.

much better, was allergic to a drug?
they didn't listen to me,
because was in a chair,
stupid doc,
not my real one.

I say.

He replies.
I can almost see the smile
across the miles.
Be careful
and definitely take care
of your allergic self.
You are in a chair,
but definitely one of the smartest
and kindest people I know.
Next time just call your mom.
Over bearing I am sure

and got your back 100% of the time.

I smile, too, reply.
I could barely talk and hurt
and was anxious and crying
all the time. so not me.
I honestly {would} rather have seizures
once a year
(apparently I do this
every 3 or 4 years,
no one knows why)
than ever, ever take that drug again.