Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Happy Birthday Anelisa!
Today is my daughters 25th birthday!
I miss you girl, but I still feel your arms around me, and the laughter! Here is a piece from my manuscript- which originally (not this exact poem) Jessie Carty suggested I begin writing about my experiences with loss, and move toward my first book...
Conversation with My Daughter
I can only imagine what it was like
when you took your last breath
The nurse told me you woke up from surgery
she asked you if you wanted a drink
as the light shined brightly over you
the heart pumped rhythmic songs of life
I imagine your eyes wide open
fear and adrenaline trying to make sense of the moment
did you want mom, or those darn cats
who waited outside the house for your return
I was told Oreo moved in with the neighbor
an older lonelier woman
cats may sense things as time ticks away
that they hold grudges
when loved ones go missing
some may even have no problem moving on
unlike humans who cling to thoughts