The Hearing

Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #428

Words:  crisis, disgust, up, lies, probe, card, cover, fraught, silence, hearing, sully, resign

Mom’s hearing was slowing,
going. Stubborn woman
that she was, thoughts
of a doctor probing
her ears disgusted her.
Son was afraid of a crisis,
like a break-in. Silence
covered her ears–she would
hear nothing. His wife told
him to resign himself, lie
low for a time. He was fraught
and too caught up in this
situation. Crisis arrived
when Mom could no longer
hear the television.
Apoplectic over missing
her soap operas, she caved.
Sat sullenly in the car
en route to the audiologist.
After a lengthy exam, and
exorbitant fee, the son sighed,
whipped out his credit card.
It was worth it.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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