Tag Archives: Children

A List of Wonderful Things about 2017

If 2017 was better than 2016, it was only a matter of degrees. We didn’t have to relive the skullfuckery of Election Night, but we had to confront its spray-tanned aftermath. Travel bans, tax bills, neo-Nazis…all things 2016 doomed us … 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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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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What the Pond Claimed (Day 7, 2017)

Because today is the seventh day of National Poetry Writing Month, we were asked to write about luck. What the Pond Claimed It was rare for there to be ice on the surface of my parents’ pond, but it had been … Continue reading

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Andrew Writes a Poem on a Busy Night (Day 6, 2017)

On this, the sixth day of National Poetry Writing Month, the prompt was about approaching something from a variety of angles.  I approached my family members to contribute their thoughts on my writing process. Andrew Writes a Poem on a Busy … Continue reading

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Legos (Day 1, 2017)

Today is the first day of National Poetry Writing Month, where the goal is to write 30 poems in 30 days.  (You should try it.) Legos There are Legos on the floor, sharp plastic edges and round protrusions hiding just beneath … Continue reading

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