The Fall (iv) Perhaps

Perhaps

I laid, with chin on the pavement. Time froze.
My trolley got caught on the handrail.
Had I loaded it wrongly? Was it too fast a turn?

I struggled up and sat on the pavement,
Among scattered backpack and trolley and boxes.
Time froze. A few passers-by.  All hurried on.

I got up. And saw blood stains on the pavement.
Perhaps they were all afraid of blood?

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電光火石一瞬間,飛出行人路,
下巴著地,嗡的一聲,數分鐘,時光凝住。
拾回眼鏡,呆坐地上,數分鐘,時光凝住。
商場熟食檔有人,行人路上也有人。
但無人發現地上有人。
每個行人都很專注。
還是他們都怕血?

FM:)
♥♥

The Fall (iii) Not Alone

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Not alone

No, I have not managed to do it alone.
Apart from God who is always keeping watch,
There is, for example Jack, my brother-in-law.

He let us use his micro-current device for therapy.
Hubby Stephen worked on blue knees and swollen wrists.
For lunch, Jack prepared congee and pumpkin.

Yesterday I had to use a plastic cup.
Today I could hold a porcelain bowl.

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FM:)
♥♥

The Fall (ii) Self-care

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Self-care

I cleansed the cut in my jaw with soapy water
And dipped it in VCO with dried calendula.
Blue and swollen parts massaged, with VCO and essential oils.
Wiki says most TMDs are self-limiting and don’t get worse.
That takes worries off my slightly dislocated jaw.
My mouth can open wider this morning.
And I just had three black muscat from France.

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FM:)
♥♥

The Fall (i) Could

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Could 

My knees could have been bruised but they were only blue.
My wrists could have been broken but they were only swollen.
I could have lost all my teeth but I got only a bloody chin.
My jaws may be aching but I may now get a better occlusion.

Thanks to this mini hankie, the blood was not as scary.
And thanks to this kitchen paper tugged in my back pocket,
The blood was stopped in time for me to trudge to the car park,
With trolley and three empty boxes and a backpack in the big carton.

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Thanks to the muscle training I do every night!
I could have broken my neck.

FM:)
♥♥

 

Forget-me-nots

A garden in a punnet
Brought all the way from my garden in Düsseldorf.

Forget-me-Nots. They flourished once last year
Before being eaten up by field mice on the balcony.

Forget-me-Nots. They flourished in Professor Friedrich’s garten.
When Frau Friedrich gave me seeds in the nineties.

Forget-me-Nots. They flourished in my garden all these years.
And they did well when they arrived in late July.

Forget-me-Nots.  They did well in August until that downpour.
All drown. But wait. Not all.

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FM:)
♥♥

The Umbrella

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Paul Zimmerman: ‘Why I took umbrella to China National Day in HK’

The umbrella with which we took off to Never-never-land for 78 days …
FM:)
♥♥

BBC 2014.10.01

Paul Zimmerman, who is a Hong Kong local councillor, explains why he took a yellow umbrella to protest at a China National Day reception in Hong Kong.

Thousands have joined pro-democracy protests in central Hong Kong, as they spread on China’s 65th National Day.

The protesters want China to withdraw plans to vet candidates for the next Hong Kong leadership election in 2017.

Mr Zimmerman said he was concerned about what the security at the reception would do when he raised his yellow umbrella, he was not removed from the event.