Owww, stiff neck.
What the heck!
I don’t get
every corner I am met
another god-damn thing
to get over.
Leave me alone!
I’ve had enough
Written in frustration.
It seems my latex therapeutic pillow has
flattened itself into a state that makes my poor neck stiff and sore.
Two years it served me faithfully
only to abandon me at my hour of direst need.
Just when I was starting to feel I had emerged back into the world
of the living from a dark tunnel
Ted the nice man with whom I had a long interactive chat
on-line told me many things about pillows
that was news to me.
Did you know we’re meant to change them every year!
Or at the very least two to three.
Did you know that if you sleep on a hard mattress
have wide shoulders, a heavy head, toss and turn
even therapeutic pillows have a hard time
continuing to be therapeutic
longer than maybe two.
When they reach the end of their life
they suddenly flatten.
It seems my head is of the heavy kind.
Must be all that wisdom it contains
making it weigh so much more.
Winging it’s way to me from Sydney is a new pillow
designed to soothe and calm.
I wait with baited breath.
Only two or three more sleeps……
© Raili Tanska