Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Poem for the day -

I did rest today, nourish.  I felt depleted, a salmon after swimming upstream.

I write this poem today, and tonight feel cleansed, and washed a bit in grief.

December 7, 2006


Pearl Harbor Day,

an unexpected attack.


A year ago today, my hair fell out,

in the shower, in clumps,

gathered in the drain, in my hands.


I knew to prepare, and I wasn't,

as we know there were warnings of attack,

received and ignored.


A friend shaved her head today,

to support a friend going through chemo.

I don’t know why some of us are chosen,

or why some ships sank, and others did not,

but I do know that we float on the love of our friends.

They anchor us here, and lighten our load

with their care. 


Today, I rest,

fall asleep on the curl of a dune of sand,

before it breaks.

Gulls fly over me, like foam.     


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