Tag Archives: Children

why did you take my daddy – August 8

8.6.2017 [why did you take my daddy] why did you take my daddy away. at age two he could now talk and ask. six months earlier I had to tell him and his family that dad would never be coming … Continue reading

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in abstensia – June 18

6.18.2017 [in abstensia] I didn’t listen to my dad, angry ashamed dismissive I wanted nothing to do with him even at the end with years the distance lessens now aware that maybe he didn’t know how nor did I and … Continue reading

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match girl – December 10

12.10.2016 she bought me a christmas candle to shine in the window and warm my heart   remembering the little boy who saw its orange flame and felt safened by the warmth   like the little match girl who saw … Continue reading

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the anxiety of grown children – June 20

6.20,2016 the anxiety of grown children   so many choices to make and you have to step   away. =================

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cygnets – June 14

6.14.2016 three, four, small white sails move behind mother and dad.   the trumpeters are back, and behind between them cygnets paddle into growth while their folks cover them from prying eyes, ours.   they are aware, we become aware, … Continue reading

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steps – May 15

5.15.2016 home. feet up, good book. my love hoes the garden we sit and read, touch things, bury our minds and faces for moments now that the last of the nest has stepped out. —————————

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late night sadness – May 8

5.8.2016 late night two am sadness, when the family can gather and you’re just a sideline.   you raised them to be their own yet you’re never ready for the moment   when you know that they’re just fine or … Continue reading

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