A Procedure



A brown bag
so fragrant
full of presents
and the smells
of India
crammed full
with treasures
fills me
with such desire
I inhale deeply
and go “under”
falling into the ether
of the subcontinent

Machines beeping
the anesthesiologist
himself an Indian
calms me down
speaking softly
plumping my pillow
a routine exam
so much kindness
as he pumps
through my veins

I awaken
fresh from the arms
of Mother India
in the land
of Morpheus
as I lie before
a wide expanse
of grey sky
over the Hudson
and see God
as boats drift by

Beep… Beep…

Oh to always
see the sky
and the river
and God
and to breathe
the intoxicating
smells of
the India
of my dreams.

13 responses

  1. So glad to see you writing more again, Ellen. You do it so well. x o x

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    January 24, 2017 at 7:54 PM

    • Oh, you’re so kind, Ashley!!  Words are finally making a slow return.  Thanks for the encouragement!  Much appreciated!  Wishing you days filled with inspiration!  xxellen 


      January 24, 2017 at 9:24 PM

  2. Also, I do hope it’s a minor procedure and that it goes/went well. x x x

    Liked by 1 person

    January 24, 2017 at 7:57 PM

  3. Anjali

    Really beautiful! I am very touched.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 24, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    • Great to see YOU here. Glad you liked it. And thank you for the bag of gifts and for all.


      January 24, 2017 at 10:53 PM

  4. That’s the best description of going under I’ve read. Have a great week, Ellen.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    • Thank you, Richard. You have a great, inspired week, too. 🙂


      January 25, 2017 at 10:39 AM

  5. Heartafire

    Lovely , filled with beautiful images !

    Liked by 2 people

    January 31, 2017 at 8:45 PM

  6. Beautiful, hope you’re well.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

  7. Thanks for visiting, Maria. I am okay and hope you are, too. Beautiful work you have been doing.


    February 7, 2017 at 11:19 AM

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