Where Have You Been?

Poetry Angel calls to me

Where have you been

I call back

I have been here where I am

I am here

Where have you been

She answers with what

I already know

She says

I have been by you

Inside you

Waiting for you


These are my excuses     Angel Friend


Words have flown around my mind

Like fallen leaves in autumn

Blown by the wind

To scatter hither     to scatter yon

Escaping from me


An operating table     a hospital bed

Food I do not like

Medicine I must take

A rehab center that’s      okay

My husband     my Love

Visits me     eats his dinners with me

My bed sits by two windows

I watch him ride by on his scooter

Going home

We wave to each other

I yearn to go with him

I want to go home

Get up     get out of bed

Walk     keep walking     walk

Physical therapists nudge me     nudge me     nudge me

They command    

     Walk     walk


You ask Angel Friend

Where have I been

I know what you ask

Where are my words

Where is a poem

A poem


Well     now you know

2 thoughts on “Where Have You Been?

  • October 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Beautiful. You know I know that struggle well. You and Steve are such an inspiration. Andy and I have talked about getting together with you guys when he comes down next. Hang in there!!!

  • October 30, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Lovely poem, Wendy. Very evocative and poignant. <3


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