It was a beautiful summer’s eve

Under a yellow umbrella

On the rooftop of the hospital, a secret patio

Where we celebrated our oldest daughter’s birthday

The other daughter carted up in a wheelchair

Injured in an accident on her own birthday just two weeks before

We sat around the table

Swapping funny memories of the birthday girl

Scarfing down pizza with garlicky, parmesan crust

Laden with oozing cheese and various roasted meats and vegetables

I munched on chips I didn’t need

As the sun glanced off the treetops and sunk below

And the breeze whispered

Much later

I was rudely awakened in a black hole of discomfort

My body vehemently revolting

Sweaty and almost nauseous

Gurgling stomach distended

Pregnant with a brick

Praying for relief

Regretting the feasting

But not the party

I refused dessert the next evening

Without hesitation

Lesson learned



For how long?

Feature pic is a compilation of two photos from Pixabay edited using Pixlr, Picsart, and Prisma. Footer pic by me. Posts come out when I feel like it. 😀 Scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow me or sign up to receive my posts via email. Follow me on Instagram (Lately, I’m seldom on there. Too busy living). Take a peek at my Redbubble store Pollyeloquent.redbubble.com. Thank you for giving me some of your precious time!


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