Sand so white

Felt like powder

Time spent at the beach

Visiting my sister

Spirits are bright

Visibly showing exhaustion and weariness from the chemo

A text message from my daughter in Boston:

I’m okay. Checking in on everyone I know.

Alarm sounds in my head.

Something must be going on in the world.

I grab my phone and see there has been an explosion.

At the last mile dedicated to the victims of Sandy Hook

Words escape me.


About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to

  1. elle1955 says:

    The world keeps intruding, even when we need some solace.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s