Monthly Archives: January 2020

Pool Time

Today I played in a pool with other women For an hour The water bubbled around us as We made waves, swam in circles. We wore bathing suits, all kinds Flowers and stripes and skirts Our hair got wet from … Continue reading

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Mother Love

I have a son and I have a daughter The lights of my life. If they needed a heart And mine was any good I swear they could have it. I might smoke cigarettes behind the shed with them And … Continue reading

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Lucky in Love

I have been very lucky I have never been in Unrequited love Sometimes a man didn’t love me but I didn’t love him first Sometimes I stopped loving a man and it took him A while longer to get on … Continue reading

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Philosophy

Every time I start to believe That there is meaning to life Above and beyond what you can touch That karma exists Maybe even god or spirit Every time I think I see a pattern Or destiny Something besides the … Continue reading

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Me

I was born to be a minimalist Because I edit every line Until there is nothing left but the letter “I” And an exclamation point.

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My Mother’s Adventure in Psychotherapy

When my mother got depressed She could not get out of bed She just laid there like a lox Refused to eat She thought she had cancer She knew she was dying, that’s how bad she felt Even came to … Continue reading

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Camp

Picture Me as a solitary child Who reads alone at the dinner table And in bed, draws in notebooks Wears funny glasses. Picture me when I go to camp At eleven I trot into the unknown Sit in the train … Continue reading

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