Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Poem for Chris!

                To Chris  - As Easy As That


          Last night when you rescued the opossum,

                   injured by a car,

                   I felt my vestigial pouch open.


                             The opossum saw a light,

                                      not knowing -

                                                Is this life, or death?


                   I remember when you were five,

                   you scooped a Monarch butterfly from the ground.

                             The naturalist Mrs. Terwilliger declared it dead,

                                      but you warmed it in your hands,

                                      until it flew above our heads.


                   When you were three, I fell into a patch of Poison Oak.

                                      You reached within.

                                                          You pulled me out. 



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