Rainbow Hills

 

Arlyn

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CROHN'S POEMS

GUILT RELIEF

All the literature says
it's not my fault.
(What do they know?)
Perhaps, if I'd made her
eat her vegetables...
"No." says the pamphlet.
Lot's of kids live on pizza.
They don't have Crohn's.
Did I pass on
a Crohn's disease gene?
No one in my family ever even heard of Crohn's.
Research has not yet found
the connecting link.
Well, then,
I've beat myself
enough today.
Wait.
She's got two parents...
must be her father's fault.
Yeah.


 

Copyright 1996 - 2005 Arlyn Serber