I took a “testing” test. And boy did I need it. Because I needed to know How unprepared I was. It felt like a canon full of shrapnel to the brain. And here I was overly confident, Because #priorities. Pick a class, Any class, And run with it. Two hands can only hold one book.Continue reading “Signal”
Maybe it’s because I remember my grade school janitor Bernice was unpolished cool. Maybe because I’ve made so many messes in hospitals. But I always aim To bring janitors joy. Have you thought about what they do? Yeah, I know, Even more rare is the thanks.
For once I can say, thank you body” Without a hint of sarcasm. Because I actually woke up awake! On a day when it matters! I don’t know if it will make a difference, But it gives me hope, and gratitude. Thanks bod!
Just wanted to check in and say thanks for hanging in there with me. I am grateful, and you are amazing 👏❤ Have a good pre-hump-day!
I don’t know why And I don’t have to. All to well the day will pass. And before long I will look back Like I looked back last night, At the years that got me here. The awe will find me again, I could be dead, I statistically SHOULD BE, But the blood is runningContinue reading “Morning is Working”
It was insanely difficult, To do so many things as a child. Showers were a pain in the ass Shoes, I hated shoes, Even though I had weak feet. Walking is a high-intensity workout, As is scratching my damn back, E. T. C. But, So many years later, I spent two years living in aContinue reading “Everything I Hated”
I used to live ¼ mile from a produce stand. The owner, Justy, always cheerfully welcomed And helped me, Beyond making a profit. If the foodstamp reader was broken, He let me take my items On an IOU he rarely collected For ten years. And when I moved, I never got to say goodbye, AndContinue reading “Justy”
Shoes on, I grab my recycling. Hang it on my walker, lock my door. Hair curled. Black, white, & tan dress. Confident, I walk out & turn the corner. wait let a little girl in a swimsuit pass With her dad. She stops, looks me up & down, Two or three times. “What is that?”Continue reading “Tiptoes”
I love my cereal. That full flavored morning joy in a purple and white box. And it was hoarded from me when this panic began. I waited, I searched for a replacement, Trying something new every week, And every effort fell flat in my mouth, Month after month after boring month. My hope piqued withContinue reading “Nutty Joy”
It is harder to watch someone in a hospital, Than to be the patient. It gets exponentially harder, The sweeter, and brighter spirits, They are. She isn’t just a light, She is happiness incarnate. And there isn’t a thing I can do. But I take time and hold it, As it holds her here. SheContinue reading “The Suffering of Friends”