family tree poem

when i look at our family tree, it seems safe to say that the only similarity i am confident of is this:   generation after generation, our tears are in the same language.  

day two poem

we brought you home from the hospital on your second day of life.  i sat in the gliding chair in my room with you cradled like a football in my lap; your dad read a new book to your sister on the bed next to us. i complained that i didn’t understand  how to position... Continue Reading →

november 24 poem

it might have something to do with my literature degree, but i tend to search for meaning even when meaning doesn't want to be found. when i discovered my pregnancy with you, i must have turned the volume up on whatever sense i carry with me that seeks out the moments in life that are... Continue Reading →

wishing you well poem

there isn't a section of greeting cards for: reaching out to your estranged adult child or estranged adult parent. am i left to select a message that could also be given to a cancer patient, a widow, a friend you haven't heard from in a while? should i select a landscape scene or a small... Continue Reading →

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