• Celia Marion

Visiting Judy

Updated: Aug 16


"When do you want to go home?"

the doctor asked me. "I didn't want to come in the first place!"

I snapped.


They did a good job.

Staples will come out soon.

But now I have a fever.

Clot stuck somewhere.

Its all right. Its all right.

It has to be you see.


I'm sorry it's this way.

But my body doesn't work right anymore.

And here I am

in a place where I don't want to be.

I have no control over any of it.

But I'm getting used to being this way.

It's all right. It's all right.

This is the way things are.


Life's been a bunch of crises,

one after another.

I battled and I scrambled.

I tried to make the right choices.

I'm tired now.

I'd like a longer rest in between.

Sigh...

It's all right. It's all right.

It has to be you see.


Don't know where I'm going next.

Don't know who will take care of me.

I'll figure out something.

This, too, will pass you see.

Somehow it'll work out.

But right now I can't think.

It's all right. It's all right.

This is the way things are.


My body is hot.

The fever drives me crazy.

I can't stand this.

I want to yell and scream.

I don't feel like being nice right now.

I have to make someone listen.


I don't have any faith.

I don't understand God.

But when the Rabbi chanted for me,

I felt a connection from far away.

Something very ancient soothed me.

It's hidden in my veins.

It's all right. It's all right.

This is the way things are.


I wonder if my life

has been any good.

Yet I did the best I could.

Thank you for coming.

I am tired now.

I am drifting,

falling asleep again.


....I Kiss her cheek.

"Wings of Shechina fan her brow."

....As I leave,

her mantra fills my mind.


It's all right. It's all right.

It has to be, you see.

It's all right. It's all right.

This is the way things are.






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