It is once again time for week 15 of One Shot Wednesday! Write a poem, link up and visit other poets.
A long illness;
A slow demise.
How am I supposed to feel?
If only someone could tell me.
Mind and body, I am worn out;
Tired from two years of caring and grieving,
bathing, feeding, dressing.
Day after day
unending care to the end.
Watching her body diminish in strength and size,
wishing I could somehow help.
When death finally came, I could no longer feel
the sorrow that everyone expected of me.
The guilt of feeling relief at her passing
is doubled by the guilt of outliving my child.
This week’s theme for Perceptive Perspectives is Vivid Colors. This is certainly the season for vivid fall colors.
Hendrickson Marsh is very beautiful right now.
A whole stack of mini-pumpkins is certainly bright! It’s a bonus that they come from my garden.
I loved the contrast of the bright red leaves, green and yellow leaves mixed in and the blue sky.
More red leaves: these were in Ashton Wildwood Park, and they just jumped out from the bark where they were lying.
Another vivid orange–this time from a bonfire.
Finally, with harvest season, it wouldn’t be complete without a bright blue sky as the background for the John Deere green.
Be sure to visit Hollie at New2Baby Cakes for more pictures with vived color.