This is the literary weblog of Jeffrey W. Hull, M.D., a pediatrician. It is intended mainly as a place to maintain a collection of poetry created for the enjoyment of a few friends and as an archive for my family. All material is protected by US copyright.

Jeffrey Hull

Friday, August 12, 2005


A package came today Express
To liven up my loneliness;
   It was the strangest steel device
For crushing hearts in soft caress.

The paperwork? devoid of price.
Instructions? there was no advice.
   It seems to be for squeezing tears —
But then your glance should quite suffice.

In usage, too much pain adheres
And gums the brightly polished gears,
   Which makes the cleanup such a mess;
Best send it back—or so one hears.

© 2005 Jeffrey Hull


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