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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Numb (A Rehearsal)

I walk these
faux-comforting
corridors,
past loss,
elation,
birth,
death.

Numb.

Someday
I’ll walk these
one last time.

Last night
was just
a rehearsal.
Madre Moskowitz, awaiting dialysis

17 comments:

  1. I hope for the best Mosk~ Prayers for a good recovery~

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  2. I'm so sorry about your mommy. :(

    This is an excellent poem, Mosk. I especially like the first five lines, and consider it an extreme honor to provide any comfort I can ... definitely NEVER as your foe.

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  3. Powerful words. Sending positive thoughts your way...

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  4. Oh, Mosk, this gave me a lump in my throat.

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  5. Wishing her a quick recovery..your poem is so poignant.

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  6. Best wishes for her recovery.

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  7. This was so touching, a place where I can feel to be uncomforted by the comforting,

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  8. Wishing your mum a speedy recovery - I know that numb feeling.

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  9. Sorry to hear of your mom's struggles.

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  10. Sending love and prayers, Mosk

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  11. A touching piece of work here, Mosk! Thoughts and well wishes for your mother's struggles!

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  12. That numbness, when everyone is trying to be positive, and all it does it drive you deeper into the numbness. Stark and very real,

    Elizabeth

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  13. Best wishes. In your poem you express a moment that I can feel and recognize.

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  14. It really hits all of us emotionally. It seems life does provide us with "rehearsals" for divers events, funerals & hospitals are top of the list. My mother passed when she was 39, over 50 years ago, but I watch so many others walking those worrisome corridors.

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  15. That numb feeling is common in these situations. I know it well. I hope things take a positive turn.

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  16. Makes me think of when I was in the hospital and walking the halls after my head injury. Well done, poignant.

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