* Alas sciatic you do me wrong
To twang and shiver so dramatically.
And I have appreciated you so long
Delighting in your efficiency (and usefulness).
Sciatic nerve was my delight
Sciatic nerve my aid to flight
Sciatic nerve so long and wide
You stretch from my bum to my tootsies.
Hot water bottle will ease the pain
Contort to stretch the piriformis
Hamstrings must now be straightened
All for my beloved sciatica.
(A tip of the hat to Henry VIII)
* Thrilled to remember the name of Hiawatha's gramma.