Sunday, March 2, 2008

Report from the Rest Area

Our first week without chemotherapy has been real "r&r" -- rest and relaxation. Tomorrow we have the echo cardiogram and then a consult with our oncologist, Dr Sheehan, on Wednesday.

Not letting my mind wander too far into next week and the weeks beyond, I wrote this poem...

this week
we rested
like a quenched blade
quiet after days into weeks
forging folding pounding
forging folding pounding
we fuzed
those years we were
together yet apart
but never too far away
we are now
the samurai's blade
an amalgamation
forged by trial
only those
who meet the edge
the uniqueness
and the grace
of the cut