Category Archives: life

To all the girls

To all the girls who smiled and waved politely asking in the softest voice May I please.. may I please To all the girls who folded their arms shrinking their shells blending in the shadows To all the girls who … Continue reading

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New Poem Out in Tinderbox Poetry Journal

My new poem appears in the new issue of Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Thank you to the wonderful editors at Tinderbox Poetry Journal. You can find my poem and other wonderful writings in the new Fall 2018 issue. New Poem: count-to-ten-and-open-your-eyes

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Memories

I love you more than words running across the road moments I could not have stopped even if I knew how to I love you more than what I, my, me, mine combined to make a whole world of all … Continue reading

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Sophomore Year Begins

sweet air heavy with bees’ farewells moths dropping on the kitchen floor wings crumbled under the curious paws of the cat children who are no longer children filling their suitcases with clothes and linens books in bookbags, trunk full of … Continue reading

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whispers

Everyone said to hand out the HELP line number one eight hundred who shall speak the unspeakable who contemplates the wastefulness of what was given By God how could you even let me call the police the fire Men in … Continue reading

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half-moon

Half moon in the night sky as real as a life lived. Someone says goodbye. Someone leaves without a word.  A story begins and ends tonight. My half moon mourns in the sky. The air is scented with the epilogue … Continue reading

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Show me

Before things get complicated and I not knowing how to navigate the waters rocking the boat. To say I have always known the ways will be a full blown lie. I get lost when the way is known by others. … Continue reading

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of leaving

I am not supposed to mourn the loss of you.  There is no place in this culture where a parent is allowed to hold grief for a child’s leaving home: not this burning sorrow marring the skin. They say grow a … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Days of rain. Winter hangs on, fingers firmly pulling on the white cloak. Traps us inside its concrete sky.  My mind is in the mist. One more day without sun and I start to think I am never going to … Continue reading

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parenting aftermath

They leave and I stop baking  cupcakes cookies shortbread brownies muffins pancakes pies after pies: apple pumpkin blueberry summer tarts sweet breads with whipped butter. The trays stay clean crumb-less kitchen table hums a sorrow song  through its grains of … Continue reading

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