101 words

day two

to have wanted to be sick in spite
of all that world outside now;

to have wanted in spite to be sick -
in that, all good things are spiteful.

day one

for instance there is cold water
waiting for you to sleep; you never

liked milk for the odd taste it left
in your mouth - something between sour

and cream, smelling like mother's old
kiss that rotted in your throat;

now you are old, here is something else
it burns your throat. You want to hope

that it is water; perhaps tomorrow when
you call mother, you could tell her that.