Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3WW Submission: Contagion


Contagion

My girl
wakens
me. The brutal
virus gropes at her. Her
fevered vomiting transfers it
to me.

I douse
myself
in alcohol.
Naughty virus makes us
worship pale porcelain gods. I
hate colds!

heidi
written for 3WW using 3/6/13 and 2/27/13 prompts.

I missed last week's prompt so I worked it into this week's submission. The words for this week are brutal, grope, and transfer. The ones for last week were douse, naughty, pale. My sweeties have been sick this week and it is horrible and funny, and what is most on my mind.

16 comments:

  1. You've captured it well.

    Your link at 3WW just goes back to 3WW, not here.

    I had to come around the long way

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. Hi Jazzbumpa! Thank you for the heads up and taking the long way and for the comment!

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    1. Thank you Sheilagh! Everyone is much better. I think the weekend will help :)

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  3. Uggg, worshipping those pale porcelain gods is never fun. Hope everyone feels better soon!

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    1. Thank you Robyn. They're still tired, but doing much better. They haven't been called to worship lately. :s

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  4. heidi - this poem perfectly bouquets the emotions we feel when
    a loved one is ill.

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    1. Thank you Paige! I was feeling really frustrated when I wrote this and it helped.

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  5. First, thanks again for stopping by my blog and commenting. The restaurant reference was hidden in "Broadway at 86th," eighty-sixing something on the menu means "we;re out of that dish now, so don't take orders for it. I've also been known to 86 boyfriends in the past, LOL.

    Sorry your little ones are sick. Riley used to be fine one minute, and then she'd topple like a house of cards... and I hate puking incidents, although I always hid it when she was sick.

    Being a parent has these moments, but don't the others make you forget? It's like forgetting labor pains... the reward so completely outweighs the pain. Hope all are on the mend, and stay well, Heidi! Amy

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    1. Hi Amy! Okay, I missed the other restaurant reference (lol). My sweeties are better, thanks. It is scary how they are okay, and then they aren't. I am looking forward to the moments that will help get rid of the pukey memories! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hope all is settled now..not nice..but it did result in a really strong poem..

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    1. Thank you Jae! It is better now.

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  7. How I hate the worship of a porcelain god...hope your communion with it is over

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    1. Much better now, thanks. Very funny comment.

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  8. Worshipping pale porcelain gods! Not a pretty image!! :-O

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