Don’t Step on My Catheter
by Michael H. Schwartz
Don’t even think about treading on
That tempting little hose of soft clear
….. plastic lying on the floor
There are plenty enough ways to
Incur my wrath without committing
That most heinous act of barbarism.
Mind your step, you fool, watch
Where you put those uncoordinated
….. blobs you call your feet.
Its not just the punishment
That should prompt alertness on
Your part, nor even humanitarian
Compassion to guide your steps aright.
But think on this, the balance
Of all the laws of physics and the
Cosmic glue that holds the
Universe together, lie at risk
Of total disintegration at
The touch of toe on tube.