Email from an Old Boss, 85 by Donal Mahoney

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Email from an Old Boss, 85

After Saturday tennis I came home
took a nap and woke up dizzy
had trouble walking.
My balance was off so I went
to bed and slept 20 hours
got up still the same
so Molly took me to the ER
where they said maybe a stroke.
After seven hours of tests
no diagnosis except dehydration
and maybe a stroke so now it’s
wait to see my doc next week.
Till then drink lots of water,
eat what I can and sleep.
I use the walls and chairs
to get to the bathroom.
If the worst happens
Molly will let you know.
I gave her your address.
Maybe say a prayer for me.

Donal Mahony

Donal Mahoney, nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his work can be found by clicking here… 

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