The bulb in the lamp
Above my bed was broken.
And without even thinking,
I reached into the socket. 

My hands touched the wires,    
Voltage flowed through my fingers.               
A small pop and then a yelp,               
As pain went down my body. 

Is this how it feels        
To be electrocuted?      
Or have I reached the age where
It hurts to change the lightbulbs?