One Christmas

One Christmas
by cricketjeff on September 3, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved
Christmas was over,
a happier Christmas than we had expected
much happier.

Ray was well, and happy
still as thin as a rake
but with hair

We sat on armchairs
no need to rush
to the hospital
the children
all playing
nothing to cook
no meetings
nothing at all.

I was crying
like a baby

the worst year
was over
and I
was too exhausted
to move.

Author notes
The end of the year that my youngest was treated for cancer, I had been
sleeping for about half an hour a night for 9 months …