approach from behind
place your arms
around their torso
under their arms
[if you can manage it]
if they’re flailing
and their eyes are
staring backwards at
just go ahead
and encircle their arms
[since it probably won’t
make much difference now]
bracing with your left
make a fist of your right hand
and a stone of your heart
drive one or the other
force those lies
they’re choking on
up and out
clean their face liberally with
water and allow
to air dry
dVerse ~ Poets Pub
Poetics: Poems that could save your life
24 thoughts on “the life you save (20170606)”
clever. top marks
Crow, my friend, you are a Must-Read every time! You pull your reader in with truth 🙂
Aw, you’re going to make me blush. Thank you for the compliment.
Well, under all those feathers, who would know? 🙂
Aw, nice twist! Cough up those lies…
Thanks. Lies are always hard to swallow.
The part about choking on lies tied this all together well. Nicely done.
Thank you much!
This is so funny.
Thank you 😊
Heimlich those lies, wash and air dry. What a thought!
If only it were that easy.
Yes! Choking on the lies. Thank you for the resuscitation. Well done.
Hacking up lies clears the esophagus; just be careful they don’t cough up a stomach or liver, as well. Very clever! 😀
Thank you, Rose 🌹. I find that getting those lies out is about as enjoyable as cleaning up a hairball. 😊
Lesson for everyone!
Too bad we have to keep learning it. Feels like summer school.
Heimlich manoeuvre for those who are too busy deceiving themselves – very clever.
Self deception is the easiest one to pull off.
Great. We’ll done.
Thanks very much 🙏
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