Tag Archives: children

the perfect thing

for Kyle and Holly Yesterday a child was squeezed into being and breath, was weighed and gendered and possibly named but he’s no king of mine and no more miracle than the daily 370,000 squalling, shitting, hungry just born people … Continue reading

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the girl who said she broke her imagination

children speak poetry before they know words for it, like the time my daughter said she was running bumped her head and broke her imagination I kissed the bones keeping that magic where her curls are tightest and told her┬áno … Continue reading

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body bags

18 of them, small for bodies under 4 feet lined up with 6 full-size bags how we tidy up loss so neatly & lifted easy but only the flesh is light not the arms that lift it you can’t cart … Continue reading

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