Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

I don't really have anything to say for memorial day. I think it's a bad holiday.
I suppose there must be people who actually lose people they love on memorial day. I think that would be horrible. To every couple of years have this mass day of mourning/recreational activity on that day that hurts extra a lot personally. I suspect it feels a lot like the people who, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, were upset that the whole country mourned a loss that was so personal to them. I don't know, that's just what's on my mind today.
I'm going on my senior trip tomorrow, but, since I can't bear to not post every day, I've pre-written and scheduled posts for the next three days. So that's neat (hope it works).

Anyway, here's a poem by Susan Sample that I'm thinking about today:

Anniversary of the Diagnosis

When the snow stops
falling and the vast sky
is ground into silence,
I have nowhere
to look

but here: inside
where the black metal casement
of the window
is a retractor holding open
the walls of my chest; pushing
aside my ribs
until I am forced to

see fear so raw
it still fails to bleed. 

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