18 January 2011

Born

Born 1/17

1.
There are buds on the cherry trees

2.
My mother calls
I sit in the hospital bed
holding the ice pack to my eye
She talks about driving 4 hours to me

3.
It goes like this:
            cold dark            walking
            grabbing            restraining
            grabbing            punching
            taking mugging            sobbing
            hospital lights and police

4.
Oddly perfect morning after – here
a smile – a purple eye and sky