by Joanna Gilman Hyde

August 17, 2013 Highway 103, NS 4:47pm

There was a delicious dark haired Nurse

in The Old Nova Scotia Hospital

Who worked as I was admitted

on My Way to becoming psychotic

but not psychotic enough not to notice

Her Petite Stature, Shapely Hips

& Small Firm Breasts

accompanied by Her Accented “t’s”

from Cape Breton —

when I told Her behind The Desk

“You are very seductive –”

She quickly looked down around Her

& grabbed at Her Self

in a desperate sort of way

& I felt a momentary pang

of guilt