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Poem: Elimination Anxiety

Poetry
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Difficult times will often hit us hard.
Unable to spend afternoons in the backyard.
Anxiety and stress, secondary to isolation.
A cause to pause and avoid deprivation.
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Following surgery, pain won’t go away.
Worry and despair, narcotics ease the day.
But then a new problem, constipation.
Being irregular may ruin concentration.
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Time to empty the bladder out.
Successful hydration results in a water spout.
Consider moving to the urination station.
Sometimes the bladder may go on vacation.
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Losing driving privileges results in loss of face.
Hopefully other drivers will take up the case.
The challenges, no shopping, no socializing.
Being alone and isolation becomes demoralizing.
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Elimination is a state of body and mind.
Success or failure may cause a bind.
The anxiety may attack in a spiritual sense.
Healing awaits and presents with recompense.

Lea B. Jennings is a poet from Rochester. The Post Bulletin publishes poetry by local and area writers every Tuesday. Send poems to life@postbulletin.com with the subject line "Poetry submission."

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