a moose shattered his elbow
in my bathtub today
the one with the clawed
and the cracking porcelain
that reminds you of aunt genevieve

it was a pathetic sight

the great beast
cried and screamed
and howled like the
best of them
and carried
by two redheaded
EMTs with sour
mouths and
buttoned eyes

i called to
wish him well
and apologize for
how slippery
a bathtub can get
but instead of answering
the door
he had his footman
slam the mirrored
so quickly that
my coat got stuck
and i was forced
to leave it behind

so now i am out of fleece
and a moose for a friend
so i do not know what to
do for show and tell
on friday
and my arms
are very very cold.

Kristina Felske is the founder and chief editor of the Other Otter and a big, big fan of appetizers. http://www.kristinafelske.com // twitter.com/kristinafelske.

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