Sacred Shearing

3 years ago

Tonight I cut her hair
an intimate scalping
a butchering of beauty.
 
How inadequate my scissors
for this surgery
slowly staged
to ease the reality
to be faced in every mirror
 
mirror on the wall
who has cancer..
First long tresses
to only tears
this sacred shearing
my soul left bare.

-Mary Herbert is the Care Network Director at Living Light Church in Winona, Minnesota.

Originally posted on July 5, 2014 at http://janacraft.blogspot.com/2014/07/sacred-shearing.html

Dr. Jana Craft is a Christian, wife, mother, business professor, fake biker and terrible cook who writes about the struggle to balance these identities and the joy derived from them all. She writes daily on Holding True @ janacraft.blogspot.com.

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