it was Mom, or was it Mrs. Brown?
Or was it that guy Tom
who lived up north of town?
Anyway, regardless of the source,
the timely ‘keep it covered’ rap
was best kept in full force.
So Davey religiously changed the bandage and gauze daily, sometimes two or three times, each time taking note of the progression of hoped-for healing.
The premise was sound: burns didn’t heal like other wounds, like, say, cuts or abrasions.
Burns needed to stay moist, apparently, and not get crusty. By keeping them covered, the likelihood of scarring is kept to a minimum.