|One Man |
Keeps me in step; the power
I first felt come up through
Our cement floor long ago
alps your sole and heel
And earths you here for real.
I never quite could hang on to that line until Rob was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Earths you here for real is more about love than loss.
And so even though the surgeon told me it would be a quick procedure to extract the port put in two weeks earlier--the very port that was contaminated with bacteria causing the staph infection to run through my husband's battered body--I've learned that doctors, especially surgeons, can be masters of hyperbole.
Some mark time by Vespers; we mark the turn to evening by flushing the picc line.
"The consequence of his discoveries for Einstein’s realm was not that relativity was too weak to encompass all that is true about time, but rather that relativity is just fine, whereas time in the intuitive sense is an illusion"
(Kindle Locations 2303-2305).