3 poems from Kathleen Wenaden

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Today we went to the beach

Wishes for you

Today we went to the beach
warm pebbles, a sea of contentment

You lost your mum; since before time I’d known her
a patient who asked for me, for help
to talk, a sick-note, inhalers, love
I gave her all of these but it was not enough

I wished I could bring her here
warm pebbles, a sea of contentment

I wished for you childhood happy days
sand-castles and cones, sand in your feet
a place to play
a mother who keeps you close, not looking away

I wished I could bring you here
with her with me
warm pebbles warm pebbles

Come with me

For those of us who live at the shore line,
on the edge of the incoming tides of
decisions, tasks and anxious days –
Come with me into the waters of this
still black deep tarn.
We will enter slowly step by step
feeling the smoothness of the pebbles underfoot.

There is a country inside us where

There is a country inside us where
the tide ebbs and flows and there are
no more maps to follow
just spaces where gulls hover and swoop
over an unknown horizen
with gates and stiles, hedgerows and wagged dogs
dappled long shadows on paths ahead
where there are no city walls and ramparts
no anchors nor cut grass verges
where there are long dappled shadows and peacocks
and the slowest of rain
where I will gather you and you and you

Bio: Kathleen is a new poet, who is also a medic and exploring poetry as well as the art of medicine. She has had poems published in a journal (Unbound), as well as for academic conferences (SAPC, Flourishing Symposium 2021 QMUL UK).  She writes about connections between the spacious natural world and life as a medic.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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