Touch: The Journal of Healing



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Touch: The Journal of Healing

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Editor’s Choice

Gladys and the Saints

    by Sarah Bigham

Like a tiny bird she enfolds me in bubbled laughters of love

as we talk of new stories

        and long-held secrets.

Teeming lifetimes of hopes and hurts cross wires and networks

neither of us understand

        but believe.

Our time together spent in comfortable chairs

with  men out of doors

        and soup long since eaten.

We dream of a place where aches disappear

and minds recollect

        all the pages of life.

We call to the saints, Gladys and I,

leaning on rituals that become

        my own faith.

© 2016  Sarah Bigham

Sarah Bigham reads, teaches, and writes in Maryland where she lives with her kind chemist wife, three independent cats, an unwieldy herb garden, and several chronic pain conditions including interstitial cystitis.