Tag Archives: dignity

missing the box – March 26

3.22.2018 Old cat Rosie is missing the box piddles on the floor poops on the carpet.   Catzeimer’s, the vet says, her skinnier everyday body letting go.   Honor thy father and mother we’ve been told, so that our days … Continue reading

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he’s washing the dishes – June 20

he’s washing the dishes. a man shouldn’t do that. it’s embarrassing. the other kid’s dad’s don’t. it’s women’s work. I hide my head.   I stand at the sink now years later and see my mother’s hands raw, cracked, hurting. … Continue reading

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bag lunch lady – September 4

9.4.2014 in a rain slickered coat she asks for four lunches each time, carefully weeding out the apple sauce and sweet potato chips   asserting to the world and to herself that beggars can indeed be choosers. —————–

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