Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

poem for Zach -

This morning Jane and I decided to use a writing prompt.  We chose the color red.   Red seems to be very with me today.  It is Bastille Day.  A great deal of blood was shed.   Also, I feel my heart pump, pump, pumping with love.


Meeting Zach


Zach has red curls

twined into my heart

after four hours together.


He met me with eyes into which I stepped

when he took me to his room

to see his trains. 


I brought the red engine James to add

to his Thomas collection,

and he immediately created a need


and brought in a crane.

This is a child who knows how to play doctor,

knows how to give a shot and set up a transfusion.


His mother is receiving a blood marrow transplant,

so we are giving him adult friends and his eyes

are huge with the understanding of it, the need. 


When I see him figure out how to rescue

a car of the train when he is only two and a half,

when I see the brain in process, head to fingers,


I know we can solve every problem on this planet,

put a crane to every track and bring each car home

with a bellowing, “All aboard!”




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