Category Archives: family

A Letter of Apology (Day 28, 2017)

Almost done with National Poetry Writing Month. A Letter of Apology I’m sorry you came here for lighthearted levity, bright airy reveries, gentle irreverence free  from the snark and the snarl and the bile, the sickly perverse and the dark and … Continue reading

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What the Cat Saw (Day 26, 2017)

Just a few more days to go for National Poetry Writing Month. What the Cat Saw The cat balances  on the back of the couch with her face pressed against the window watching the little boy play soccer in the neighbor’s … Continue reading

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How Babies Are Made (Day 19, 2017)

Day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month, and today’s prompt challenged us to write a creation myth poem. How Babies Are Made When two people  love each other like mommy and I do very much they get married and they think … Continue reading

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I Want to Know (Day 17, 2017)

This is NaPoWriMo’s 17th day. I Want to Know I want to know the answers to all of life’s pressing questions,  like what does it all mean and not only that but  why does it have to mean snything I want to … Continue reading

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For Mia, Whom I Love (Day 15, 2017)

My daughter Mia, adopted eight years ago today, will be nine in June. For Mia, Whom I Love You won’t remember it but your first post-adoption  poop happened while we napped on the sofa in suite 1504 of the Somerset … Continue reading

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Family Portrait (Day 10, 2017)

The National Poetry Writing Month prompt for today involved creating a portrait. Family Portrait You sit just so in clothes you never wear as a woman who calls your family “yous” yells out directions, from behind a camera telling your daughter to  … Continue reading

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My Advice for Today’s Youth (Day 8, 2017)

Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month arrives with a prompt asking us to use repetition in a poem. My Advice for Today’s Youth I got married at 20, and when I talk to kids, I tell them you should, too! Many … Continue reading

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