High Alert

voodoo-doll
(image credit: Jorshma)

High Alert sixth sense
quantum physics
theory of relativity
incomprehensible
I’m not a scientist
but I know you need me

different province
different time zone
I feel your hurt
feel your pain

Birth cord not severed upon delivery
blood bleeds red
pulse skips
touches both
voodoo doll empathy
I’m walking along and suddenly I hurt
I think of you and know
there is pain
I do not know why
but I feel it just the same

We’re on this journey together
whether you know it or not
defying scientific principle
we remain connected

3 thoughts on “High Alert

  1. Karen says:

    This is very real and full of pain and empathy for someone who lost their child at birth. Excruciating!

  2. mincs1 says:

    Thank you for continuing to read my posts, Karen! And thank you for taking the time to comment 🙂

  3. Meghan says:

    I sense that deep connection you have with your child; this is a powerful piece of verse. The voodoo doll image helps electrify your experience. This is a visceral and painful connection that defies the notion of a severed umbilical cord. Wow!

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