Writing Prompt: The Experience of Getting Sick (365 Days in the Garden)

Pain’s Retreat

A poem about the healing power of grandchildren

The Brain is a Noodle
2 min readMay 20
two children reading together
a photo from another joyful day, long ago and far away. Photo by Author

Today I would like to
write a poem with teeth.
I want to write something
that will
grab the reader
by the shirt
or skirt
and make them feel
the hurt
that has been
my past week.



The Brain is a Noodle

Writer, poet, gardener, life-long learner, warrior for children, lover of faerie, freedom, and joy. From a long line of badass women. She/her/hers