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 Category:  Biographical Poetry
  Posted: March 16, 2020      Views: 86
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 ABOUT
SANKEY 

Retired on Disability since 1997. Married to the same girl for more than 30 years. No kids sadly but still happy together. I am a Born again Blood Bought Bible Believing Christian. Some would say 'Bible Basher or Thumper,' but still a work in - more...

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Chapter 69 of the book Geoffrey's Musings.
Results Of Months Without A Shower
"Shower Power" by Sankey
For months I've desired

A complete full shower

The need kept on hitting me

Hour upon hour.


The dressing on top

Banned me washing my head

A sheen of skin lay there

As dandruff, all dead.


From November to March

My skin became starch

It probably built up

Creating an arch,


And then there's the "graft site"

Making life really droll

Creating some problems

My walks became strolls.


The showers I had

Were decidedly tricky

'Tween shower cap

And "Glad wrap"

Hoping it would stay sticky.


The cut back on ablutions

And hence queer solutions

In the form of "bird 'barfs' "

That would make you all "larf"


An effort to clean

Without drowning the scene

Keeping both dressings dry

A really good try.


I'm now pleased to say

My full shower today

Was such a delight

And try as I might


I can't help but remember

All that was from November

And all of that starch

Collected 'til March


Has gone down the drain

I hope never again

To have to find answers

To these wretched cancers

I don't want to take "bird barfs" again.

© G.C.Moore March 2020.




 

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Author Notes
We have taken liberty with some cockney accents in places especially around the "barfs" meaning BATHS (not throwing up - that I could not even find in our Macquarie Dictionary or the American Websters)...which Downunder is more "long 'a' " or "ar" pronunciation. The same for "larfs," with a silent "r". I know the Pommies and Aussies will get it. For those not familiar with the term a "bird bath" is where you fill your basin in the bathroom with warm water and washing by hand in all the important places, preventing bandages and dressings from getting wet as they would in the shower. As in the poem we had a couple of goes at showers with covering over the dressings. Very difficult.

Photos are of my head skin cancer wound and the graft area on my right leg, where they took some skin to replace stuff taken from my head.
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