Tagged: family

making apple sauce

making apple sauce
while mama does her homework,
my daddy and me –

home is wherever we are
together, working towards home
.
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dad searches for mom’s

dad searches for mom’s
cooking in every city
where she doesn’t have

a kitchen, comes home famished
as if no one tried to feed him
.
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a good provider

a good provider
is one who leaves – mothers, fathers,
daughters, and sons, no

one escapes these lives we live, not
truly – even now, we part
.
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mom is playing the

mom is playing the
piano on a summer
afternoon, daddy

and i secretly listen
in so she doesn’t get nervous
.
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dad is teaching mom

dad is teaching mom
to play mozart’s turkish march
on the piano –

on a southern summer friday,
each note lands sticky with doubt
.
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the beginning of

the beginning of
the end often starts with a
name offering – when

we gave lulu a name, we
made space for a new routine
.
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in the backyard this

in the backyard this
morning, four bucks, two does, one
fawn, finding home with

us, if only for a little
while, an unlikely family
.
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mama makes magic

the first of august

the first of august
observed on the gregorian
calendar – your long

ago passing, my awaited
birth – two peas in different pods
.
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on your birthday, i

on your birthday, i
remember how long we were
our very own team,

in full discovery mode,
watching out for each other
.
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