Saturday, July 28, 2007

DAWN by pops

FIRST DAWN

First dawn in sixteen
I have not been with my son
in ICU Fletcher Allen
Burlington, Vermont.
Yesterday neurosurgeon Walsh
noting that said for me to
take a break and get some sleep.
Home, I still rise at 3.

Everyday, waves of hope and despair.
Everyday, tears of pain
and love we never knew existed.

van 7/28/07

2 comments:

John said...

Van,
Even though you're in NH, he must still feel you with him.

Carmen

kristin* said...

van...your incredible energy surrounds your boy day and night.
get some good rest....biggies hanging tough...and were all around him.
oneBIGlove.kriS*