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NaPoWriMo: April 1 Poetry Prompt

Prompt One & Poem "Crimson Drops" from
Sarah Bauer, Chemistry Instructor at Big Bend Community College:

Write a poem in any style and any length
on the topic of Self-Care.

Dividing line of cocoons


"For self is a poem I wrote over six years ago after my then three-year-old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes." 

Crimson Drops

From chubby fingers
Uncurled from beneath pink froggy jammies
n the midnight hours
To wax and wane maternal worry
Come these crimson drops on the pillowcase

We practice a new dialect
A language more suited for the clinic than the kitchen
The epithets of the endocrine
Until they no longer sticks to our tongue
But spill easily into our everyday
Like crimson drops on the pillowcase

In time the chaos focuses
As life anchors to a new center
We treat and eat; test and correct
And embrace the failure and uncertainty that have wormed their way into our days
As the world spins on in ignorance of
Our crimson drops on the pillowcase​

-- Sara Bauer, Chemistry Instructor, Big Bend Community College


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