arthritis

FLYING FINGERS IN A STORM

DEDICATED TO DENISE FLETCHER & JAMES CORBESIA

 

Resonator road
Tin shack swamped
Sinking beneath
Vines and moss
Dueling guitars
Electronic sizzling
Thrift store treasure
Shoulda stayed there
But it competes against
Lightning spears
Searching the ground
In a wet backyard
Here’s the star
My acoustic tenor guitar
Smug and safe
No connections with
The storm
Although thunder roars louder
Than metal strings
But electric unplugs
Acoustic wins the
Aging game
With a hot patch
On osteo knobs
And now the music
Under the aegis of
Modern medical heat
Allows delicate fingers and tendons
To play and sing
For at least an hour
Lost in the bower
Of the space time forgot…

(c) 2018 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: Dueling guitars

 

 

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ARTHRITIS REMEDY

 

Can’t strum my ukulele

Or click my mouse

On these damp days

Stuck in the house

 

Here’s my recipe

That will always work

Doesn’t cost much

Surely a perk

 

Three dollar bag of dried chili peppers

Three dollar bottle of virgin olive oil

One dollar pair of garden gloves

Fingers snipped since not using soil

 

Best to do this

When Moon going New to Full

But in emergencies

Extractions still pull

 

Break up ten dried peppers

The oil is where you slip them in

Shake well each day

Hide in a cabinet or dark covered bin

 

After two weeks

Be sure to strain oil

Then you can refrigerate

So it will not spoil

 

Rub it on the aching joints

Or pulled body parts

Within a short time

You’ll feel like an herbalist so smart!

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: My arthritis pain recipe