What a Wonderful World
I hold your waist as you transfer from wheelchair
to toilet seat, pull down your wet pullup
and pajama bottom, replace them
with a dry diaper and clean cotton pants.
We stand like that for one sweet moment,
your forehead pressed against my chest,
swaying to that first slow dance in the park.
Wayne Lee (wayneleepoet.com) lives in Santa Fe, NM. Lee’s poems have appeared in Tupelo Press, The New Guard, Slipstream, great weather for MEDIA and other journals and anthologies. He was awarded the 2012 Fischer Prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and three Best of the Net Awards. His collection The Underside of Light was a finalist for the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award. His newest collection is Dining on Salt: Four Seasons of Septets.