Bed Rest

Johanna Shapiro, PhD

I am arguing with my surgeon
Stay in bed with your
leg elevated – for 4 weeks
4 weeks?
What about my work
my household chores
time with my husband
brushing my teeth
All my cherished routines
that hold off chaos and death
Finally she throws up her hands
I don’t make the rules
God makes the rules
It’s anatomy!
Talk to God

I try talking to God
Here too I am