Tag Archives: Parent

prayer – April 24

————— 4.24.2017 face on the pillow cheeks marked by the oxygen line.   her eyes are down barely open and it scares the hell out of me   what happened to the little girl, precious diamond child, at age forty … Continue reading

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when he was born – January 22

1.22.2017 when he was born his mother cuddled him close and rubbed her nose deep into his hair   to inhale all that he was, all that he is, all that he would become.   somewhere deep we know each … Continue reading

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Gertrude – July 14

7.14.2015 you’d be a hundred today   she’d be a hundred today   in 1915 the US legislature turned down women’s vote   but Orson Welles was born Thomas Merton was born Billie Holiday was born   and you.   … Continue reading

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years in the making – August 17

8.17 I strive to stay calm as the boy gets ready to leave.   years in the making of being out in the world   we planned for this along the way of course   that he would go to … Continue reading

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he’s washing the dishes – April 23

4.21 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, … Continue reading

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