Friday, May 25, 2007

The Seventh Day

Seven days apart
another injection
Cortisone
and freezing
swirled
in the syringe
as I anticipated
a sting of pain
to relieve another.


I jokingly told a friend
the injection
was like having
a 5 second contraction
And who, after all
couldn't handle that?

As the needle went in
I thought
'let me rephrase that.'
More like a 30 second contraction.
And thank God there
was only one.

Contractions
and relief
Contractions
and relief
swirl.

2 comments:

renee said...

hi. I had a cortisone shot in my shoulder a year or so ago, and it flattened me. I almost passed out. For me, it was a 15-30 minute experience. You are brave and beautiful.

onionboy said...

For heath restored for our friend Hope...Lord, hear our prayer