Notes on Healing

are a start. Warmer
weather helps.
Longer days,
lighter days, all good. But not
what I really need.

What I need
(okay, really want)
is summer,
hours and hours
steeping in the sun, healing
from the outside in.

Then I think:
skin cancer, rogue moles,
sun damage.
Then I write
shadormas, sijos—healing
from the inside out.

NaPoWriMo22 Day 4 — A poem I’ve been pondering several weeks that finally came into its own as a series of shadormas. It happens to fit murisopsis‘s poetry scavenger hunt prompt #12, to write about healing. I now have 18 poems written in the wake of my parents’ deaths (see “Afterdeath“) and will post more of them once NaPoWriMo is over. I’m calling it my Afterdeath collection. Peace to your , particularly if you’re healing from the loss of a loved one or dealing with cancer personally or among family or friends.


  1. murisopsis says:

    I can relate to this one. My mother passed the day after Thanksgiving and this last Thursday would have been her 90th birthday… I too am still in the healing phase but it is getting much better. Writing is very helpful for me in processing my emotions. I love the Shadorma form and these were wonderful!

    1. serendippitysays says:

      My sympathies to you, Muri. Take good care of yourself! 💕 Stephanie

      1. murisopsis says:

        Thanks Stephanie. I am very much into self care as it was necessary and now it is comfortable.

  2. beautiful healing “from the inside out”

    1. serendippitysays says:

      Thank you, Krissy. It really helps to capture some of my experience on paper, honoring even what is painful and sometimes even unflattering.

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