Teachable Moments: November 12

hope_bird

 

“Ms. J-T,” she says,

‘”Hope is the thing with Feathers,”‘

“I’ve seen it.”

“It’s on the wall of

Brigham and Women’s in the

cancer ward.”

I do not ask how

or when or with whom she’s been

in the ward.

How many times has

she needed to leave a room

for some air

or to dry her tears

or to memorize the words

on a wall?

Instead I say, thanks,

I’m glad you shared that with me.

And she smiles.

 

 

 

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