Diana Rosser

Visiting Mum And Dad - Poem by Diana Rosser

They sleep, upright, head tilted

I watch my father’s chest
Rise and fall

Try to ignore
His shrunken legs stretched out
Beneath his shorts

Behind him
They stride, firm, sun-kissed.

She moans
The pain wakes him

He heaves himself up
Moves to her need

They talk, brown envelopes
Bank mandates
Power of attorney

I sit there in agony.

“Less paper-work if I go first”

“You’ve a point there”
Dad smiles

Mum laughs

Rising for the old decanter
Catching the sunlight

“I’ve got a good Lindeman”
He says.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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