Tag Archives: Health

a good ache – April 27

4.27.2014 rake tines pull back at muscles unused since winter’s pall   pine needle piles aerating the ground beneath   while warm winds open cells and call forth a keenness   a good ache borne of honest labor tugs the … Continue reading

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oats and berries – January 25

1.25.2014 oats, maple syrup, nuts. granola grows on me, tasty health food under the guise.   nuts and twigs and berries like our ancestors gathered.   perhaps they knew something. or it was just easier   than inventing the microwave. … Continue reading

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friends come by – December 9

12.9 friends come by and we talk. about bodies and tests and pains.   big words go unspoken, like cancer and chance and statistical odds.   we play cards instead and eat and joke like everyday people.   because life … Continue reading

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road to the hospital – December 8

12.8 the road to the hospital is a lonely one when the subject is yourself.   you need to do tests, you need to go there right now thank you.   so you let out the dog and make sure … Continue reading

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I listen to my silence – December 3

12.3 I listen to my silence, searching for a word, image, sound, touch. dishes washing, dog slurping, corduroy swishing, all the little tags of my surround.   what is here, present in the moment, reaching back. my fingers stroke the … Continue reading

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but not dire – November 16

11.16 sore, stiff, damaged but not dire.   natural degeneration the doctor said.   easy enough for him I say.   yet the distance of pain from damage   is a step I can take and make, gladly. ——————-

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I do the walk for me – August 15

8.15 I do the walk for me, that’s what I tell the dog anyway. the slow walk tonite, feeling each step, bounce, lurch.   I do the walk to feel my body, not natural for me, a head person who … Continue reading

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rows and rows – July 25

7.25 rows and rows of verdant crops unfolding in the midwest sun   rows and rows of waiting room chairs hoping that wellness will come   we lay our crop lines early and late, in the lives we live the … Continue reading

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false alarms wanted – July 12

7.12 one am blues in a hospital gown, new meaning to the wind at our backs   with love by our sides waiting and praying while little lights beep and burp.   the vagaries of aging leave us wary and … Continue reading

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the longer I’m here – June 9

6.9 I ran into an old friend today eyes declining, hair sparse we talked and reminisced about times that felt like yesterday   and then compared notes about ailments and meds steps taken and not, creaks and misses of yearning … Continue reading

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