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Archive: 2011

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Velvet Hammer

April 30, 2011

from a nondescript apartment buzzing with energy and filled with books couch arms shredded by ungrateful cats sitting amongst her […] [continue…]

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Bride

Too rarely she goes out to the protestant screams of her three biggest fans but not before she creates dinner […] [continue…]

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Mia

April 29, 2011

she sits at the brink of summer facing the setting sun flowers in her fine hair many more sunsets ahead […] [continue…]

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Luci

April 28, 2011

impish grin peeking out from behind a fork glinty blue eye concealed by disheveled hair eyebrows raised in anticipation she […] [continue…]

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distracted

April 27, 2011

presented with a page of small photos, I’m supposed to furrow my brow and take note of developmental milestones but […] [continue…]

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Will

April 26, 2011

before you were born I had this dream of you and your sisters older, and driving cars yours wasn’t working […] [continue…]

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Easter

April 24, 2011

cold in the grave he lay molecules toward disorder consumed by tiny parasitic life bearing the disappointment of a movement […] [continue…]

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Holy Saturday

April 23, 2011

on a dreary damp day bereft of light our wounds are open our questions unanswered our dreams forsaken our plans […] [continue…]

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constraint

there are 20-foot walls surrounding my house solid concrete topped with razor wire blocking my view and my vision cutting […] [continue…]

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Elmo!

April 22, 2011

there is an art to doing nothing with managing expectations of a day spent home with three kids for when […] [continue…]

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steep

they call it The Gap but it gives little margin for error white line inches from the precipice snaking up […] [continue…]

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blessed

April 20, 2011

you’ve come through some stormy waters, dear Jacob but now you have found safe harbor surrounded by four –and many […] [continue…]

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light

April 19, 2011

children are many things troubling, stressful affirming, enlightening exhausting, maddening inspiring, encouraging reflective of our worst traits hopeful and full […] [continue…]

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Restless, again.

I was honored today to have a poem featured at Texas Schmexas, a blog by Elizabeth Sands Wise which describes […] [continue…]

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