Get Well Soon
I thought the pain would go away
Once there was treatment
But I can’t tell any difference
Is there a waiting time involved
Or did nothing take
Am I so used to having this disease
That it’s come to stay
Or is this something I don’t know regarding
How this is done (that
Would not be hard to believe)
We get better as we do
And outside cures will only go so far
The rest of us needs kindness of a different
I lose my way
I have to find it back up to the
Surface of my life
For, like Rich, I have been diving
In the ruins
Rise away from the crusty, false part that
Will take away in time
I mean the part that touches upon Earth
And twirls inside the sky
That breathes in and then enjoys some healthy
C L Couch
(Adrienne Rich, “Diving into the Wreck”)
Trinity United Methodist Church, Ballard’s Saturday Soup: Every month a team from QAUMC heads up to Ballard to make a meal in support of Trinity UMC’s Saturday Soup; sometimes serving just a couple of dozen people, sometimes feeding well over 100.
July 15, 2018 at 9:33 pm
Longterm disease or illness is frustrating as a Ithink you present in your poem. That we try to find solutions to feel like our old selves, but often these man-made antidotesand cures are anything but, and it’s ahuge let down. And a cure for people to treat others better, to not discriminate against race, or the homeless or poor who have not but soup kitchens, perhaps that disease is worse. At least being ill reminds us that others too suffer like wel so we know to look out for others. If your life is without problems, do we often turn away from those who sufffer, not relating to them, seeing them as a part? Fascinating piece. I hope you are doing well Christopher and that your health is okay and improving. If not I hope it does soon. Patience with possible treatments is sometimes required and very hard to wait for.
July 15, 2018 at 10:02 pm
Yeah, this was prompted by a treatment I was given recently for a problem with one of my ears (because heart disease apparently is not enough). I was told the problem was cleared up or out (a lot of blockage, actually), but my hearing is still affected. Frustrating. I’m really happy that you like the piece. Your reactions mean a lot. I hope you’re feeling well these days. It’s Sunday, as I write–have a great week, Amanda!
July 16, 2018 at 2:52 am
Thanks Christopher. Sorry about the hearing thing. I hope it clears more with time of a second treatment. I’m sorry you have so much health burdens, this makes life very difficult. It is Sunday here too. I had an early birthday dinner with my family. I think in Spring/summer, I usually feel better. Fall of course as it becomes winter is more difficult, as it is for many. Have a better week Christopher!