Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who is that who woke me up?

Who is that who woke me
Up to write?
About an open window letting in
The moonlight
The distant howling of
An old guard dog
Letting in the memories of
Pomegranates fresh off the vine,
Stealing through a yard
Stomping on a jump rope
Up and down
Clowning around
Laughter
Giggles,
Oui, oui, and a new
French family moved into town
Racing through the hedge through a little crack
Shaking and collecting pecans
With substitute grandparents
Smiling as I reflect on a day
Well spent
Looking through half open
Or half shut eyes
Watching the dancing rustling leaves
Tickle the moon
Light on the hard wood floor
Dancing me to sleep
No paint brush can
Replicate
The shimmer of the moonlight
Rustling the leaves
As they tickle me to sleep
Long long ago
Who woke me up to write?

Ups and downs

Mami didn't have such a good night. I'm on my way to see what is going on and spend the day with her. Bye.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Emotional Rollercoaster

I could use a graphic organizer just about now. Perhaps a Venn Diagram, a T-chart or perhaps a Double Bubble thinking map. Something to get my ideas organized. A little sleep deprived, a little emotionally spent but not banckrupt, and just plain tired. Thank goodness for a borrowed internet connection, cell phones, sisters, cousins who came to visit and mom waking up and being grouchy. Grouchy being better than non responsive and unwakeable. Well just plain sleeping, bordering on coma, at least that is what we thought yesterday, but no. She woke up. Her small black eyes peeping out from behind her lazy eyelids and hearing her ask for water. Then saying she wanted that face mask off her face. Then complaining about her stomach and that an aspirin could fix it. To get her an aspirin. It's good to have her back for a while. We are all here for just a while. I am selfish. I want some more "Dios te bendiga" and "Te quiero mucho" but for now I will just have to get by with "tengo sed" y "me duele el estomago" (la pobre)and hope she will get better soon.

Did I tell you I am in Puerto Rico taking care of my mom who is in the hospital?