Monday, May 18, 2015


Bridge Railing

twenty years has clarified
our thinking, the relative
importance of books, rain,
dirty laundry, stairs, lunch 
menu and the right color shoe

vintage wallpaper (unironic), 
locating doors, old ghosts,
room assignments, rules 
and whispers of inadequacy

moments to bless, yesing
one another where we have 
been noed,

Sunday, May 10, 2015

For all the mothers

Bleeding heart flowers

For all the mothers.  The wannabes and dontwannabes. The oncewas alwaysam missingmychild missingmymom mothers.  Mothers born in tearsweatblood cussing up a storm.  The getitright screweditup didmybest cantfixitnow getwhatyougetdontpitchafit mothers. The mothers who lovehate this motherhood thing.  The yettobe and neverwills.  The lovebearing painbearing remembering forgetting ones. Not just thisdayasatoken and theoneswholooklikeme but allthedays allthenights allthemothers.