Touch: The Journal of Healing



Message in the Hat

    by Dianne Silvestri

Love pushes the wheelchair

to the gift shop for me

to find a skullcap,

something soft

to cushion the bare shock

and shelter my head at night.

Love tells me I look good,

even half hidden

by the mask,

and says I won’t need

a wig since the hair

will grow back soon enough

but I should try on

the coral checked sunhat

that will be cute for summer.

© 2015  Dianne Silvestri

Dianne Silvestri is a poet, physician, and stem cell transplant recipient.  She has authored the chapbook Necessary Sentiments.  Her poems have appeared in The Healing Muse, The Pharos, Blood and Thunder, The Comstock Review, Earth’s Daughters, Evening Street Review, Steam Ticket, Apeiron Review, Blast Furnace, The Somerville Times and two anthologies.

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