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The Autistic Mistress 2

By Cheryl.Leverette, Apr 16, 2017.

More work by Cheryl.Leverette
  1. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    The mechanism in my toilet tank is not working right.
    I flush it and a few minutes later I hear a sound like rushing water.
    It keeps doing this over and over again.  It keeps me awake.
    I must have done something bad to make this happen.

    I don't know whether to stay in bed and pray that God will fix the toilet
    or get up every time this happens, jiggle the handle
    and hope that if I do this enough times something will catch
    and eventually the sound of rushing water will stop.
     
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  2. Ben Stubbs

    Ben Stubbs Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you might have a laggard ballcock.  If only I lived nearer!

    Enjoyed this.
     
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  3. silent lotus

    silent lotus _-_== Loiterer ==_-_ Supporter

    National Autism Awareness Month 2017 in United States of America began on
    Saturday

    April 1
    and ends on
    Sunday

    April 30



    the poem brings thoughts of the wonderful autistic woman Temple Grandin

    thankyuuuu Cheryl
    silent lotus

    `
     
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  4. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    i don't know what a laggard ballcock it.  Thanks for the read & the comment.  It would be nice if you lived nearer.  I'm having car problems too.  No kidding!  But I'm sure you're good at other things too.  Like poetry replies.  :)

    Thanks for the reminder, silent lotus & the comment.
     
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  5. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    Fabulous - perfect for Easter too!

    Ditch the very last line (the afterthought). It's redundant.
     
  6. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    Tks, Eliot.  What does it have to do with Easter?
     
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  7. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    A poem about autism and you ask this? Maybe I should doubt the veracity of the N's autism. :)

    Praying to god for a miracle, Easter miracle, okay?!

    Maybe after 3 days your toilet will fix itself.
     
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  8. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    No such luck.  I might be autistic but no  one's ever called me that but one person.
     
  9. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    Oddly coinciding with National Poetry Month.
     
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  10. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    Tks again, Eliot
     
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  11. Michael Barry

    Michael Barry Mongrel poet

    You catch the way autistic people can have anxieties over the most insignificant things. Very nicely done.
     
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  12. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    Thanks so much, Michael.
     
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  13. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

  14. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    The world does not have enough toilet poems. Thanks for helping to rectify the situation.
     
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  15. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    Yeah a toilet poem is probably not very ladylike but I'm autistic. That sort of stuff is lost with me.
     
  16. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    Very much enjoyed this! Just saw it on the front page.
     
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  17. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    Thanks, Jay.  The reason I wrote it was part of my imagination.  But I guess it turned out ok.
     
  18. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    I think it's one of your best.
     
  19. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    Thanks, Jay.