Friday, September 02, 2011

the messenger bats

her pond, the last day i saw her.

the 3 backyard bats are out early tonight,
flitting in front of the chunk of a moon.
I hear the high school marching band
 practicing under the lights.
i sit on the bench, watching the bats,
rocking back and forth.

we buried her today.
ovarian cancer won.
she lost and we lost
and there has been a flood of tears.

the messenger bats, they promise renewal.

{The pain is done, Dear Linda. Sweet relief has come.}


  1. Anonymous9/02/2011

    Oh, No...Graciel? Your mother? :(

  2. Oh, Graciel, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Hugs to you, hugs to you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. I'm so sorry Gracie. Though no words can heal the hurt you must be feeling, know I'm sending you warm blankets from the great wide universe to wrap yourself in.

  4. christine~ this is my aunt, 58 years young, who has been traveling the cancer journey with my mother. my mother's journey continues. my aunt left on the 29th.


  5. I am so very sorry Graciel. Sending love and hugs for your loss. What a difficult but amazing journey you are on with the women in your life. You are so fortunate to have each other...they, for your support and you for having wise women as mentors. It takes much courage to face death and it takes much courage to walk someone to the gate and say farewell.

    much love, Kate

  6. Oh, Graciel, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending sweet love to you across the miles. May every messenger of the world tell you in its own way that she is safe & you are comforted, always.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I can see why she would pick the barn picture, it is beautiful. Hugs sent to you as you go through the sadness and loss.

  8. Anonymous9/05/2011

    Oh, Graciel, I am so sorry. Sending lots of love and light and healing.

  9. sending hugs. that pond, that barn, a beautiful place to call home. You have been in my thoughts, sending hugs.


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