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Perhaps the worst mishaps are said

to happen when you go to bed.

You might feel safe when tucked up tight

right in the middle of the night.


But even if you’re in a coma,

that won’t stop an active stoma.

For if you have an ostomy,

it has its own autonomy.


There’s no way you can keep it still.

It does just what it thinks it will.

It can erupt at any time,

spewing out its grime and slime.


It is a must to wear a bag,

that you can trust to catch this slag.

But sometimes this is not enough

to hold the volume of this stuff.


The best bags swell, but what is worst

is mess and smell from bags that burst.

They blow much like old hand grenades,

and throw faeces into cascades.


The bits of shit fly anywhere,

here and there and everywhere.

And all that’s left for you to do

is be bereft at all that poo.


Then after the disaster’s done

and it has plastered everyone.

You start the mammoth job to clean

everything that can be seen.


Then at some ungodly hour,

when you get into the shower,

of course you’ve lost a good night’s sleep,

because your stoma would not keep.


What might have been a bright new morn

can leave you peeved that you were born.




















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014






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