Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Haiku

My kind friend Sally
rang yesterday afternoon
with a sweet bouquet

lavender et al
she picked from her own garden
to cheer and heal me.

You see, I had loss
of a tooth, a wisdom tooth,
a planned extraction

due to impaction,
and me, finally finding
the courage to go.

It also meant loss
of seventeen years of fear
of having this done.

I will miss Sally
dearly - she is packing up
and moving forward

for new adventures.
Moving home to New Zealand.
Much too far away.

So I have strung up
this beautiful gift of love
in my studio

to find a way to
preserve these moments we share.
It's new incentive

to dig them out and
put my travelling shoes on.
Kiwi anyone?


Kim Mailhot said...

receive and lose, ebb and flow, and us just bob-bob-bobbing along...
Glad to be a-bobbing with you in my flow.
Happy Healing Friday, Lovely Friend.

Snap said...

I thought of you this morning when I came across this:

(I hear New Zealand is beautiful.)

What a wonderful friend. She'll always be with you, no matter the two of you are.....

GingerB said...

My sister just came back from NZ, I think you'll have a lovely time visiting there, teeth or no.