Category Archives: life

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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Monday Mourning

Some people left quietly into the night with soft footsteps tender closing of eyes as if decades of their breath & width on this earth did not matter. No sirens stopped at their doorstep No gates flung open with a … Continue reading

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Friday Flight

  The gusty winds above San Francisco airport were perhaps a bit too eager to embrace the plane.  We were tossed around  like little pennies inside a washer on a spin cycle set at highest level. The pilot had warned … Continue reading

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What if Wednesday

“When I’m quiet, that’s when the truth emerges.” – Louise Gluck What if I take each day as it comes, without agenda, without expectation that it will deliver something good, something fun, something to win over, something to “show for?  … Continue reading

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