Monday, November 11, 2013

FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE

Radiation appointments completed.
Missing starting each day escorted
By companionate pals; sadly missing
Welcoming receptionists and radically
Talented, cheerful radiation tech team.
Bitter sweetness of missing contact and
Life-saving intervention, yet regaining
Ability to set own schedule, discern
Next steps and directions, re-align.

Next day, slept until awoke on my own.
Applied deodorant to both armpits,
Although three weeks sans left side 
Resulted in no discernible difference.
Teeth flossed, erupting in minor 
Bleeding from weeks of neglect.
Accomplished several essential errands.
Too tired yet to exercise, but soon.

Holding the tensions among opposite 
feelings, experiences, and priorities.
Awe and AHH! Gratitude and tacksam!
The first day of the rest of my life.

Ann Beth Blake 
(c) November 8, 2013





 

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