Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Zach -



Yesterday I said to "granmama" that hanging out with Zach looking at fish a good part of the day had me feeling I need to return to true vegetarianism.  We certainly didn't have fish for dinner.  Luckily, leftovers of lentil-feta salad were waiting at home in the frig.

Marlene said Zach personifies everything and she picked up the cup.  "Talk Cup," she said, but the cup doesn't move, and my stomach is feeling a new sensitivity about what it ingests.  I do try and eat with awareness, and I must admit to having a huge fondness for protein, protein that ran, swam or pecked, and now, translates to me.

Here is my morning poem for my small, wise friend.


At Two and a Half

 

Zach watches the shadows of fish

through the aquarium window.

Starfish hug the sides,

one with his foot curved like a hug.

Anemone open and close.

 

We talk about gills and lungs

and why we are on one side of the window

and the fish are on the other.   

I think of Wendy sewing on the shadow of Peter Pan.

Must we grow up?

 

Zach applauds each poop

something he produced letting go

down into the water to be with the fish

fish who may be on the other side

of the glass.   

 

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