Night Watch, a poem (#DBlogWeek day 2)

Day 2 of #DBlogWeek: This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes. After you’ve posted it on your blog, share it on the No Sugar Added® Poetry page on TuDiabetes, and read what others have shared there as well!

Hooray! An easy one for me 🙂 My twitter handle is @poeticlibrarian for a reason after all. I thought I would post something that I wrote last year. Sometimes it seems like the central image for a D-parent is a middle-of-the-night bg check and maybe that’s why it is the subject for the only poem I’ve been able to write about the Bear’s diabetes so far…


The light slants into the room
revealing the child, asleep,
unaware of her arm and hand
hanging nearly to the floor
or of the light slanting into the room
or that the light is necessary
to prick a finger on that hand
to gather the rounded drop
of blood and wait for an answer
before returning the room,
and the child, to darkness.

(c) Lesley Kimball 2013

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3 Responses to Night Watch, a poem (#DBlogWeek day 2)

  1. Sparrowmin says:

    Beautiful poem. Really paints the picture.

  2. Karen says:

    I love this and I continue to be in awe of everything D-Parent’s do.

  3. laosita says:

    Wow, can you paint a picture with words! I like that you also made the poem, the story really, full-circle (in my opinion). Diabetes can be a huge circle, sometimes seeming to always get you back where you started – for better or worse 🙂

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