Tagged: mother

between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
20180103:1940
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you said let us be

you said let us be
grateful when it arrives, and
do not be even

a little sad when it has
not yet, hold onto the present
.
20171101:2029
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you and i reflect

mom and dad vowed to

mom and dad vowed to
tighten up any loosened
screws before bed each
night so that we would
have another
chance by morning,
not be defenseless
.
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because there is no

own up to the

own up to the
privileges you have
and all the ones they
think you have, my
mother told me. no
one wants to believe
any differently,
prolong the magic
.
20170223:2027
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the science of an

the science of an
entire galaxy is
within each of us –
when your mother called
to say you’ve left
this world,
gravity shifted
.
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