Thursday, August 9, 2012

This is Just to Say...


This is just to say

I’ve adored you for twelve years.
that you taught me to parent
before truly becoming one.

that two little boys watch you.
play with you.
sleep next to you.

Forgive me
we are not ready to say good-bye
please heal and recover soon.

We love you.

This isn’t really a “teaching” blog post except that I was trying some ideas out in my writing notebook today. I adore William Carlos Williams poems, especially This is Just to Say. With that thought, and my dog Bally’s injury, this poem spilled forth. If you feel inclined to say a prayer for Bally, we welcome them. She’s twelve and has somehow hurt her leg. Surgery is expensive so we’re hoping rest and pain medication will help. Thanks.