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Green House of the Sick Man

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Green House of the Sick Man

"Green House of the Sick Man" 
Imagining the lush, trickled and tickled
By spray of light thoughts, my healing possibly
To be that clover in full bloom again 
My body looked more like onion weed

I wished for the irrigation from the botanist
These thoughts, they want to crop up as
He taps on both my knees, offering some advice
"You won't sprout from your bed for a couple days.
Don't forget ventilation, open those windows. "

My cold frame was evidence I had not been taking my pesticides
A fodder for other animals' discussions downstairs 
Not ready yet, but don't put me out to pasture for them
It is my job to sell at the marketplace, rising to full radiance 

Though feelings of worry might crop up, wondering 
About my yield, I might yield, but never concede 
I coughed up less nutrients than yesterday 
Still an arable land I wish to be a legume
And be with my friends again, all peas in a pod. 

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 12:26:00 AM
    Great stuff. I can totally relate right now :(

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:49:00 AM
    There's humanity for you. All peas in a pod...all peas.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Love the way you did the metaphors, excellent ;}

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:58:00 PM
    love this extended metaphor for illness May you thrive and soon be covered in spring blossoms. Thanks for stopping by to say Hi today.

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 8:16:00 AM
    Karl, very deep and observant, enjoyed ,..p.d.