Love is Both a Path and a Guide ~~ Original Poems and Photographs by Rodney Standage, Gilbert Arizona

~~ Read Critically ~ Write Consciously ~ Speak Clearly ~ Tell Your Truth -Clint Smith





Monday, December 28, 2015

Journal

Denise is at the point now that when she is awake she is in pain and when she takes enough medicine to stop the pain, she falls asleep.  She is still trying to be active, but over does it and suffers for it.  The pain is mostly in her back and right arm.  She has additional pain when she moves her right arm.  Her hospice nurse suggested they switch from morphine to methadone, so she is at a care facility under doctor's supervision while they switch the medicines.  She may be there for as much as seven days.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Words

Reception Ready Home and Yard, Gilbert Arizona, November 2015


If hate is not an option –
And the words have all but died –
And no one’s ardent action,
Closed the gap on either side.
Is it time that stems the bleeding?
Or more love - the reaching deep?


Friday, December 4, 2015

Whisked Away


Heian Gingu New Years Day 1981, Kyoto Japan

When written well
Words will spring
Clean from the page
And capture me

Sloshing wet
Or freezing cold
Whisked away
I love to go



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Journal

Denise got results from a recent x-ray.  Her shortness of breath is caused by two 2x3 cm tumors on her left lung with other smaller tumors.  Her doctors continue to up her morphine dosages. Hospice brought is a hospital bed to help her sleep through the night.