Thursday, March 14, 2013

Nurse Gina

Nurse Gina is a Sister of the Creolan Mission.
She has not attended any recognized school of nursing.
She does not submit to any formal schedule,
and she does not date your doctor, fumbling in the break room like a teenager.

The Creolan Sisters have a mission on Earth,
and their mission does not include such tawdry stuff.
Here, have a hit of holiness
from the fingertips of Nurse Gina--
don't bogart it.
Don't think that this is anything but transformative.

The Sisters have seen
how you fail;
how you have fallen open like a dropped cardboard box in the rain.
They have seen how the very bones within you have drifted,
leaving your tired spirit to gasp on the sidewalk of sickness;
They come as you expire,
bedeviled,
so weary that rain stops half way to your face, as you look to the skies.

Now,
Nurse Gina appears.
She will not clip tedious notations and reports to the foot of your bed,
nor crank it to an upright position like some angelic elevator operator.
No.
She will climb in with you,
her skin miraculous and dark from the sunny cliffs at San Creola;
you will believe that a compact and very feminine sun has covered you,
and she has.

Here is a new narcotic,
one of healing,
one that sharpens perception
even as it soothes the overburdened lonely chambers of your heart.
Kiss her, and know that you are loved--
not only by Nurse Gina and the whole of the Creolan Order,
but by the Goddess herself.

She has reserved for you a holy bounty
which She created even before the seas themselves--
the seas Our Lady presides over at her sacred birthplace,
where the waves undulate and smooth themselves over every trouble
just as Nurse Gina does
in the restorative hour before dawn,
when she reminds you of who you are
and why you are worthy
of her tender attentions in the first place.
_________

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so much to like. this line was so simple and so fantastic: how you have fallen open like a dropped cardboard box in the rain.

sheesh!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I love your stories.......the rain stopping "halfway to your face" is wizard! Love her skin "miraculous and dark"......and "dont think this is anything less than transformative."

Margaret said...

when she reminds you of who you are
and why you are worthy

THAT is true healing. I have signed up :)

cindy tyrrell said...

What a wonderful story of creation and healing. Sometimes we need to be reminded to look at the light..."She has reserved for you a holy bounty
which She created even before the seas themselves--" love this bit!

Daryl said...

i like long(er) stories i can sink my teeth into

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Nothing cures like the power of love. Great imagery here.

Poet Laundry said...

To be covered, and soothed...in the overburdened lonely chambers of your heart...and know that you are loved...that is what we all want isn't it?

Mama Zen said...

"Here, have a hit of holiness
from the fingertips of Nurse Gina--
don't bogart it.
Don't think that this is anything but transformative."

These may be my new words to live by.