Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

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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