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November 27, 2023
"Mes de los Muertos"


By Wayne F. Burke


The nurse who looks like an
aerobics instructor
wakes me
and I give her my hand
so that she can prick my finger
and check my blood sugar
I am having glucose
pumped into me
via IV
because of diabetes
I never knew I had
until the doc did a chem stick on me
and got a reading of 400
which is high
no wonder so thirsty all the time --
why I pissed eight times a night --
my mother's side of the family
loaded with diabetics,
almost as many as the

Article © Wayne F. Burke. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-07-01
Image(s) are public domain.
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