Thursday, June 24, 2021

Families

 

Families

 

After my husband’s

saphenous vein graft, and

he returned home,

I asked his doctor,

Should we sleep

in separate beds?

I might have bacteria

that could infect his wound?

No, the doctor said.

His germs and mine

were intimately acquainted,

grew up together,

raised families

in the same neighborhood.

I rested easier.

We were with friends.

 

©2021 Muriel Thumm


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Families

  Families   After my husband’s saphenous vein graft, and he returned home, I asked his doctor, Should we sleep in separate be...