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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Thursday, January 24, 2013


Hometown, Texas

ive written about karla k morton before
she was the poet laureate for texas in 2010
here is her website

one day my wife she was listening to npr interviewing her

ms morton for her project that year planned to go
to small towns in texas and meet students there
do some teaching on how to write and
to collect examples of students drawings and writings

my wife she who sometimes can be persistent
or is that stubborn
called her and asked her to come to her school

a school where you go to if you get in trouble at
your school
a school where if it had been around when i was
in school thats where i would have graduated from
along with my 4 brothers

she agreed to come to the school
she spent the night with us
and was mesmerized by our house and our country n
and as a gift to us
she wrote a short poem for us thats in this book
along with writings from my wife shes students and
the front cover of the book above is from one of my
wife shes students drawings

Love Song...                     

This is the heaven on earth God intended –
pale, stone walls; a cold
 tin roof,  and a hearth that burns all winter long.
To drink from the sky;

to eat from the coop – pulling oval jewels

from warm sleeping hens. 

Dogs, like Vatican guards, sentry the doorways.

And when we lay down

together, coyotes croon with the shooting

stars;  scorpions dance in and out of our shoes.

if you have been to our place or read this blog a lot
you will recognize what shes talking about

ive not seen the book yet but there may be picture(s)
from our place in it

this new book is available from barnes & noble

karlas most published book is the one that she wrote
when she was going through chemotherapy for 
breast cancer
the picture on the book is of her after chemotherapy
this is available through amazon.com

thanks karla
for the new book our poem and your help with the students
thanks for all the encouragement and hope youve given
to your fellow breast cancer survivors

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. my students are lovin' this blog today!
    excited hugs! my-wife-she