Thursday, September 2, 2010

returning tide


i lie here, in fetal position

weary of this all-too-familiar pain

sweet, short respite bringing

hope. light. happy.

making the returning tide of illness

unwelcome. hateful. enemy.

and i am crushed by the waves

and i lie here, in fetal position

wanting life


7 comments:

Melanie said...

I'm sorry.

"...fetal in a dark room..."
http://www.thebellamella.com/2010/03/winged-man-morning-poetry.html

Dianne said...

I feel for you... and wish I could take your pain away... funny though... even though I would take someone else's pain to ease their suffering... I wouldn't let anyone take mine on... I wouldn't want anyone else to suffer my pain...

B. Meandering said...

Wow- I just got a comment on your other post and then saw this one. I'm sorry. I know the despair when the pain returns. I'm worn down today and though I'm not in a fetal position, there is a part of me that wants to me. Praying for you, friend.

deb said...

oh, Leslie.
this made my heart sink.
I didn't realize .
hugs.

keLi said...

so sorry to hear this. prayers for you, brave lady.

S. Etole said...

how well I understand what you are saying ... blessings of peace and comfort.

Francesca said...

What a piercing and beautiful poem. Sending you warm thoughts and hugs, and hope that the tide subsides.