Hyperbole

doc told me he had a very bad cold
the dog gave it to him
one steamy summer afternoon
when the humidity soared into outer space
everyone dripping with water beads
the size of ripe teenage zits

his office wife
strongly suggested a toddy
already waiting for him
in the crowded lab
next to the fish tank
pillared above 4 corners
of piled of books
on ick

which he drank
most slovenly and in haste
then returned
to his nervous patient
squatting on the floor
whimpering

he got down on all fours
and joined him
until his vocals got tired
and both fell fast asleep

it was dark
when he woke to thunderous snores
the bulldog
already recovered
from the tooth extraction
performed by elbow
while on the floor
with doc

staff
gone for the night
gave doc no recourse
but to cage himself
lest he perform
another surgery
without witness to attest
to his miraculous powers

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6 thoughts on “Hyperbole

  1. had to go back and read a second time – very nice work here, bonnie – enjoyed the pace and details

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  2. Kathy Waller

    Reblogged this on To write is to write is to write and commented:
    Another gem from The Bonny Blog

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    • Kathy, I should give you credit. You are the queen of hyperbole and one of the inspirations behind this post. ❤
      Thanks for re-blogging. Honored. 🙂

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  3. How funny 🙂 I came here by way of Kathy Waller, and am glad I did.

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