Thursday, July 3, 2008

i swear

and people,
the day has arrived.

the first russian
old wives' tale
that i believe in.


not scaring,
not promising a hundred dollars,
not holding breath,
not drinking water upside down,
none of that
does a thing for hiccups.
but this one
does.
both hands behind back.
bend over at a 90 degree angle.
have someone hold a glass of water
to your mouth.
3 big gulps.
you try.

4 comments:

lyn said...

That's a great picture!! Too bad it wouldn't work on babies...Kate has hiccups all the time.

Mindi said...

Hmm, I'll have to keep that one in mind for future hiccups. :) Cute pic.

Melissa said...

I want to give myself hiccups right now so I can try it out!

OnGod'sErrand said...

A teaspoon of sugar does the same trick and is a lot tastier and easier to get down. Who took the picture???