A quiet fury steadily grows inside me The questions, the blame, the finality of failure I try to unravel roots steeped in decay, The proof that others have tried this before. Then wrapping their stranglehold 'Round my last hope, The roots, histories still untold, Silence even the joy of new birth. In circles … Continue reading Surrounded by the Sound
I may be older than dirt, as my kids like to remind me, but I am not too old to be called a snowflake, which USA Today describes as "a slang insult, often used in a derogatory way to suggest that people — often, but not always, young people — who take offense [at] anything from political … Continue reading Can You Stand the Heat?
[Written June 22, 2017] Dear Mom and Dad, Did I hear you say that we're going home today? What is home like? Will I miss the hospital? It has so many fascinating sounds. You said the baby next door sounds just like a peacock when she cries. Do we have peacocks at home? I didn't … Continue reading The Day that I Met You
Some things cannot be explained. Such as, how has it been two months since I've written? I know I've wanted to write. My mind is brimful with ideas. But I have despaired of ever writing a sentence ripe with personal meaning again. Mid-October my husband was away on business for four days. On day one, … Continue reading Why Don’t You Write?