Category Archives: poetry

>keep me safe

>”Keep me safe, Mama,” she says, grabbing my hand as we go down the stairs. “Keep me safe, Mama,” she says, wrapping her arms around my neck in a death grip as she uses a public restroom. “Keep me safe, … Continue reading

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>home from churchfirst I’ve been to in a while(understatement)feeling adventfeeling care in my soulpeacelovefor a dear friendfor my familyfor the fragility of us allsee my husbandbaby girlcuddled up, asleep in my roomchanging from skirt to jeanspadding down the halldoor openslittle … Continue reading

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>Where I’m From

> I am from afternoon tea and gnoshies, from Stella d’Oro and salami on fresh Italian bread. I am from the yellow house with the breezeway, the house with the wrought iron fence, the one with a library and the … Continue reading

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>Last night as I was sleepingI dreamt – marvelous error! –that I had a beehivehere inside my heartAnd the golden beeswere making white combsand sweet honeyfrom my old failures. ~Antonio Machado

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>They tell youin the hospitalnot to sleep with themto let them reside in the plastic tubon wheelsbut i couldn’t –kept her closecurled into myselfthough she hadn’t had a bath,still smelled and still, nowi would sleep each nightas oneif i could. … Continue reading

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