Poetry by Jeff Green


A stiff neck.

by cricketjeff on July 11, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Her neck ached
for weeks

the first doctor
said rest

a week later
another doctor
called the ambulance

and a third doctor
and said
two weeks
maybe a month.

It was three weeks.

Author notes


“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes,
most of which never happened.”
Michel de Montaigne
Now, tell me something that did.

Her name was Linda it was about 30 years ago at University, she wasn’t really a girlfriend, just a friend.