My Dan

My Dan’s not been feeling tip-top lately.

He’s had tests.

Then more tests.

It’s said waiting is the worst part.

I don’t yet know if that’s true.

We’re in the waiting part.

The knowledge part doesn’t start until



Still, we know this: There are changes.

Something here … and another something

Over there, and possibly something else just below.

There are hardenings, subtleties, fine distinctions,

Unremarkable notings …

All of which are caught in this net of watch and wait,

And the magical thought that if I just don’t think about it,

It won’t happen, and if it does happen …

It won’t be true.

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  1. I discovered your book as a freebie. And I thought that maybe the memory loss issue in your book would be applicable to my life as I am newly diagnosed with MS. I think I have discovered an absolutely new favorite author!! I am so sorry to hear about what’s going on with your husband. My daughter has a congenital heart defect and a stent and has had four heart surgeries. Hospital world is not fun. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers!