Wanda Morrow Clevenger

the bedsheet weighs in

by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

morning bedsheet weighs a ton on same-old
hard to face no matter the season with same
knee pinch neck grind jaw pop joint ache, but

one day the insurance will reinstate and
oh, the thought to shop QVC cures and sample
designer hormones blowing breast cancer scare
off the catwalk

and first thing the eyeballs hurt;
the doctor says glaucoma can’t be felt
one day sight and the next, WHAM, he says
for emphasis, HELEN KELLER
so keeping up the exams is crucial, your
thicker corneas are built-in protection but
they produce high readings, false readings
so regular exams are crucial
remember, WHAM, he says 4 times a year

it’s criminal the bedsheet weighs in that
only and the truly afflicted and Rosanne Barr
qualify for medical marijuana

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Wanda Morrow Clevenger lives in Hettick, IL. Over 160 pieces of her work appear in 62 print and electronic publications. Her debut book This Same Small Town in Each of Us, a collection of memoir, poetry and flash fiction, released on October 30, 2011. She is currently compiling her first poetry manuscript for query. To view a sampling of published and new work, visit her blog It’s All Just Telling Tales Out of School: http://wlc-wlcblog.blogspot.com/