Nora Marks Dauenhauer

(1927 / United States)

Nora Marks Dauenhauer Poems

1. The Storm 12/11/2015
2. Amelia's First Ski Run 10/19/2016
3. Granddaughters Dancing 10/19/2016
4. Museum 10/19/2016
5. Wealth 10/19/2016
6. Grandmother Eliza 7/14/2015

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Grandmother Eliza

My grandmother Eliza
was the family surgeon.
Her scalpel made from a pocketknife
she kept in a couple of pinches of snoose.
She saved my life by puncturing
my festering neck twice with her knife.
She saved my brother's life twice
when his arm turned bad.
The second time she saved him
was when his shoulder turned bad.
She always made sure
she didn't cut an artery.
She would feel around for days
finding the right spot to cut.
When a doctor found out
she saved my brother's life
he warned her,
"You know you could go to jail for ...

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