Tag Archives: parents

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. ================= Advertisements

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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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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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tie – September 14

9.14.2015 we settled for a tie my son and I   as if neither of us needed to win   if you can tie your son I said you’re doing well   if you can tie your dad he said … Continue reading

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son at the wheel – July 18

7.13.2015 the car rolls out son at the wheel   we have to trust now   that the lessons taught   over years and days and instants   took. —————-

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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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tell me a story daddy – September 7

9.7 the childhood books speak to my inner heart and the child inside saying tell-me-a story-daddy still   a wonder at voices that can turn the night moment into something warm and precious and caring   to surround me with … Continue reading

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