Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Morning Lights - Poems for Today!

Somehow my morning free flow gives me the images to propel my day.
I hope that something stirs also in you, or skip these poems  if it is not your way to observe. 

Starting Chemo in Four Days


Entering something new now,

a ship going to sea

baptised with a bottle of champagne

splashed across my bow -

I slide into the water

and float by the dock

awaiting the pulse

of engines to start,

and then I realize,

no, not a ship,

propelled by machine -

I want to row -

My boat is long and narrow,

          a scull.

I lean into

muscles raw and strong,

pulling the oars

back, and swinging forth -

I’m in control of this journey

to slow -

I choose

which way

to meet

the waves,

and how

to pause

 the leap.  



Awaiting Chemo


Chrysalis, one friend says,

cocoon -

I see retreat

as I sit looking

at the mountain

with attempts to heal me

poured or dripped perhaps

through arm to hands

and toes -

I know the risks

and still I reach

for change -

I never thought  

the caterpillar

attached wings without pain.

Even as a child,

I always thought

it was worth it.

With every flight I watch,

my heart skips,

uncoils to sip

the nectar


The butterfly is made for reproduction,

for coloring

and fluttering the sky -



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