Head of Household

June 13, 2016
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I think it was a combination. I had been pushing against the door for so long that when it finally opened I couldn’t help but stumble into the lack of resistance. It’s not that I liked the fight, it’s just that I was used to it, freedom felt strange, and I felt lost. Also, the […]

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Poem- Hope

April 9, 2016
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I hope I get to kiss you, someday just once and I hope it’s terrible I hope our lips get pinched against our teeth clanking together as our heads angle all wrong I hope we don’t know what to do with our hands and end up just standing there pressing our mouths awkwardly into each […]

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Poem- I Give Up

April 7, 2016
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I’ve tried to give up poetry but it keeps coming back It gets into my bones like the winter cold like spring love like my thoughts of you marrow deep If you want to love me give me up take up a hobby or a sport something that leaves you exhausted Then, if everywhere you […]

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Just One Thing

January 18, 2016
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Tonight, I made one hour roast vegetables in the pan with what unexpectedly turned out to be a two hour roast chicken. I hold to my position that it’s better to serve overcooked vegetables, than undercooked chicken, so we waited impatiently as the meat thermometer made its slow ascent. It turns out, my kids are […]

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Poem- Heart in a Box

December 11, 2015
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The queen was deceived by the woodsman when he gave her a heart in a box We do not have that color green in the desert where I live the green of forests of grassy hillsides of graveyards I try to remember or alternately to forget the colors of that day Green grass Gray sky […]

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Poem- The Fall

December 4, 2015
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Wendy was the first leaf that trembled before Julie fell Maybe it really is as natural as that Gerald felt like an entire branch when he left my life His friend read Ecclesiastes 3 and I turned against the season of leaves brilliant with sunset reds and ambers against the memory of spring’s green against […]

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Poem- Word Feast

October 18, 2015
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I turn to poems when I’m hungry sometimes just a snack of pretty words turning something old at a new angle the way you distract a toddler from a tantrum on the verge Loneliness is a hunger a great motivator but starvation is deadly I don’t realize my hunger until I’m desperately scraping at the […]

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Poem- Wrecked

September 27, 2015
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When he was drowning I let him hand me his anchor though I know it slowed me down he told our friends he worried about me the way I never wanted to go out anymore even as I begged him for a chance to get out I rebuilt myself as a raft to keep my […]

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Poem- I Will Dance

September 21, 2015

I cried in the shower No music will be wasted even when my arms are heavy my legs sore I will dance Mine is a determined exuberance There will be messes I will have to clean harsh words to be heard pretending they don’t hurt me Long nights Early mornings No time for rest or […]

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Poem- Welcome to my Daydream

September 4, 2015

I have always been agnostic but even God will be welcome at my table I don’t believe in letting strangers go hungry I may need help learning to see vampires so I know when to turn the Welcome mat over I’m so eager to invite in everyone for stone soup dinners tea and oranges for […]

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