The Painfully Funny

I am not one to easily admit…


Because I have pride,


the broom and dirt in my house

Have no such silly notions,

And yesterday they tried to teach me,

BROOM “I have deployed the dust pan-

Note how he is not concerned with performance

As he slides back when we approach.”

DIRT: “Nor do I have qualms,

Tricking you into thinking

That all my comrades have crossed the pan threshold-

Until you begin to lean,

back over the side of your wheelchair.”

They know

that by the second go-round,

I am wavering.

BROOM: “You have lost your center of gravity, “

DIRT: “What choices!”

BROOM: “Throw the full dust pan?-

And hope you can sit up in time,

Or fight against gravity?”

Tick …


BROOM: “Ooooh! Your toss was too late- Gravity gets the win!”

Pride is painful, beaurocracy is slow, and wood floors are hard.

I am intelligent, have a high pain threshold, and I can rise.


Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

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