Up and down
In and out;
Then it comes
With a shout!
* * *
Yes…labor to accomplishment.
That’s what life’s about.
An unusual dental appointment.
“I can’t find it.”
“What are you looking for?”
“Your tongue. I need to make sure it’s out of the way.”
“Ummm, let’s see…right now I think it’s somewhere around Playboy’s January centerfold.”
“Ok, I see it now. Wow, look at that! You mind if I make a copy?”
“Go ahead and take that one. I’m done with it anyway. Oh…and while you’re at it, could you do me a favor and stick in a few pages from that National Geographic I saw in the waiting room?”
“Sure. Which ones do you want?”
“I especially like that mouth-watering article I saw on harvesting mushrooms. I think it was somewhere in Wonderland. Or maybe it was Oz?”
“Humm…I hope you don’t mind my asking, but have you seen a neurologist lately? I’ve heard that they strongly recommend replacing all brain pages left over from childhood, and it sounds like you really need to get your map layer updated…”
“Yeah, you’re probably right. I’ll look into it…but right now I’m trying to save up enough to get my new subscription to Sports Illustrated installed. Apparently there’s a space problem, and they may have to lengthen my face if I want to include the Swimsuit edition. Which is okay with me, but I’m not sure how my girlfriend is going to like it.”
“I know what you mean. About a year ago my wife went through that same procedure when she decided to add a subscription to Oh! And I haven’t been able to look at her since…”
(I could go on, but I think I’m also running out of page space.)