Archive for the ‘Surgery Haiku’s’ Category

Close to the end

July 16, 2016

It is close, or much closer, to the end of this journey with my husband through recovery from surgery and resulting infection. He still has probably weeks or months before he is walking but he improves every day. Being of service to others is a special gift. Sometimes we have to think, “What could I do for someone today?” I realized yesterday that this journey has placed me in a perpetual state of service. I in no way uphold women being subservient to men, that is another whole ball game. But being of service to others in this life is something we should all strive for. Helping our fellow human beings.

This journey placed me

in perpetual service,

through the grace of God.

cfblack   7-15-2016




Summer Off

June 7, 2016

With the summer off,
Morning is when sun comes up,
Night is cricket songs.

The healing process

June 4, 2016

The healing process

wanting to be done with this

need to build up strength.


June 4, 2016

Leaving meds behind

Fog clears, he is able to

put together words.



June 4, 2016

These are some I wrote, thinking back.


The paraplegic

unable to leave his bed

but with mind racing.


Elephant Man

The Elephant man

Different from the ones he loves

can’t come out to play.



Doctor’s appointment

June 1, 2016

Go forward on faith,

riding on the wings of angels,

to your appointment.


cfblack  6-01-2016

Today was our first outing after returning to the hospital with infection, being there 6 days, and leaving to be at our daughter’s the last 7 days. Getting to a doctor’s appt. with hopping on walker down 2 steps and getting into the back seat, a 40-minute car ride,  Carol getting out wheelchair from the trunk, putting it together, AL getting out of the car, standing with walker to pivot around and sit in wheelchair, then Carol wheeling him up to 3rd floor……, doing the same thing to get back home & to the bed, it’s been quite a day. ALL this for a former soccer athlete who played so long they called him “El Viejo” on the field.


May 31, 2016

Love has carried us

up mountains and through valleys

to a sea of calm.


May 31, 2016

Standing on one leg

he inspects his growing beard

signs of his manhood.

Two Steps

May 30, 2016

Climbing down two steps

from house to garage to car

Boston marathon.


May 29, 2016

Recurring nightmares

of injury and falling

more real than the real.


cfblack, 5/29/2016