Hard Lesson. A Poem.

When a husband comes home after a long day’s toil
He does not expect his wife to be in the kitchen at a boil
What, thinks he, has happened to make her cry out of one eye?
Black runs down her right cheek from a lopsided cry.
There is milk in the bathroom with the Neti Pot on the sink
Milk and tissues everywhere, what must he think!
Returning to the kitchen and his one-eyed crying wife
He sees slices of bread cut into squares with a knife.
She is still half-crying with bread up her nose
This night gets weirder and weirder as it goes
As she finally calms down and tries to explain
What happened to make this night go straight down the drain
She learned a great lesson about cutting up chilies
And that is to not touch your nose, no matter your sneeze
It will burn like fire that cannot be quenched
Even Neti-potting with milk, the burn won’t be drenched
Bread up the nose doesn’t work like the mouth
It just makes your eyes water more and your makeup head south
It was a lesson hard learned and her nose still hurts today
But the enchiladas were great and they ate them anyway

About fishandchipsandsalsa

This is the story of a newlywed-ish couple in Dallas about to pack up their lives and pups to move to jolly ol' England. They will miss good family, good friends and good fajitas.
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4 Responses to Hard Lesson. A Poem.

  1. Laura Dostert says:

    AWESOME! Hope the pain goes away soon!

  2. Jiji says:

    Great post! Don’t know how you had the frame of mind to write such lovely prose while you were in such pain. Hope your nose feels better soon. XO

  3. Dad says:

    Can we all assume that you are trying to tell us something? You were fine when Jake and I left you.

  4. t-nutts says:

    Is this true? Did you really put bread up your nose? And use a milk netty pot? That is too freaking funny! I truly love the flawed, yet resourceful thinking behind both solutions.

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