Beauty as I’d never seen
Eyes closed through mirror dark
Vision of servant at deed
Still takes my heart apart
Humility on bended knees
Splashes hitting her feet and the floor
Hands tremulous by advancing disease
Undeterred for the one he adored
His bride of 60 some years
Her hip broken now newly repaired
Unable to reach her own feet
She sat on toilet lid as a chair
I’d offered to do the washing
Dad insisted that he be the one
Refusing to let Parkinson’s stop him
I watched him do as his Savior had done
~Karen DiProspero 2023
3 responses to “With Basin and Towel”
Your words depict a meaningful memory of devotion and love. It became poetry in your heart. Thanks you, Karen.
What a profoundly moving poem – you have captured that moment of utter love in an utterly beautiful way. Thank you!
Karen, this image is such a beautiful act of love. Thank you for sharing in the form of poetry.