CLIPPING NAILS

Clipping nails,
for me, is worse
than
nails dragged down
chalkboards.
Each sharp snip
is like a pin prick
to my
tympanic membrane;
Swollen and oozing
for your manicure.

At my most sleepy eyed
and vulnerable,
both my parents
clicked their nails off
and read Readers Digest
with the lights on;
In the back
of the 72 Ford pickup
we lived out of
3 months of the year.

written on 04/14/2011 by: Matt Kane