In a hospital

In a hospital
it’s difficult to listen
to sad, scary sounds
      “code blue” on intercoms
      wailing, grieving families
      beep-beep-beep of machines —
But if you listen
more carefully
you can hear
      the sound of hope
      of healing, love, and support,
      caring, confident voices
      of nurses and doctors and staff,
      the din and melodies of
      our imperfect and indispensable
      healthcare plexus at work.

—Terri Guillemets, 2017 May 13th

Bloated

Bloated —
39% with food
78% with guilt
for what I’m doing to my body.

Stop with the negative
and the crazy.
Get on with the
love & heavenly!

—Terri Guillemets, 2015 April 30th

P.S. Yes, I know, it doesn’t add up to 100. It’s okay — it’s metaphorical math. Numerical poetic license. –tg 🤪