Leg cramp

06/19/2013 5:39 PM

06/19/2013 5:39 PM

Leg cramp

In peace of slumber I remain

But suddenly — a wince of pain —

As if a scimitar had stabbed

Precisely where the tendon grabbed;

Or welding torch a hole had blown

Through muscle, sinew, nerve and bone.

From bed I bolt with howling sound;

The only cure? To walk around.

The leg needs weight and pressure put

Below the knee, above the foot.

The seconds pass — the crisis waits —

Excruciating pain abates.

The leg? Content, a nap can take;

But me? I’m fully wide awake.

Don Munday

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