LIFE SUPPORT

(for Cindy)

You had already left the room
before, they turned off
those machines.

Beeping, beeping.

I had never realized
how smooth your skin
how beautiful your hair

and, around your ankle
a bracelet of tattooed cats
still dancing.

Beeping, beeping.

I thought you might
open your eyes, and laugh
at our dull faces.

I looked for you
in the corners of the room
but there was only silence

as the machines stopped
beeping

and in our hearts
we remember

© Maureen Sudlow

SOAKED!

This is a haibun for Dverse Poets – today the theme is water…

I stand on the corner, waiting for the bus, rain or shine.  Today it has been raining all night and I have to skip around the puddles as I cross the road.  The trucks rumble past, wipers flashing, and hissing of tires as they go.  Without warning, one takes a sudden swerve towards the kerb where a large pool of water has gathered.  Suddenly I am inundated, soaked from head to toe.  The driver flashes me a triumphant smile before I squelch back home to change…

truckers
always a joker
in the pack

Photo by Wayne Ray – Own work, Public Domain, Wikimedia

SLOWLY…

Still having a lot of fun with watercolours – but finding I have the same problem with paint as I do with words.  Too much control.  I just can’t seem to let words or the paint flow.  I’m working on that.  In the meantime these two paintings are growing slowly as I learn new techniques and just allow myself to be patient…

going
with the flow
having fun