Monday, April 11, 2011

Wild Woman has an Alzheimer's Moment

[Hallmark's Maxine created by John Wagner
copyright Hallmark Licensing Corp.]


Sister comes
through the door
with a frozen pound
of bacon.
We are used to
sharing things
back and forth
across the road.
"I need to borrow
your microwave,"
she says.
Wild Woman 
gets busy,
clearing off the top
of the microwave
and unplugging it,
ready to hand it over.

"Ummmm.....," 
Sister says,
her lips
being careful
to betray
no quivering,
and not completely
succeeding,
"wouldn't it be
easier
for me to use it
OVER HERE?"

6 comments:

  1. Lol, this poem is absolutely priceless. Thank you for the wonderful peal of laughter I just heard bouncing off the ceiling.

    Elizabeth

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  2. Ha ha ha. I agree with Madumakhi, funny ending.

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  3. Sooo easy to picture and identify with, Sherry! I've had a few sister moments like that myself. Thanks for the morning giggle!!!

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  4. LOL Sherry! You had me laughing out loud with this one. :-)

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