Tag Archives: mother

safe

there are many ways to it that safe spot in the yard the oak, thicker than my mother’s waist touching it means game over before another round and I have been it, circling and chasing prey that laughs but no … Continue reading

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her ritual

they need balloons in heaven she says & every year on her mother’s birthday she buys a dozen red ones & looses their ribbons all at once watching until sky swallows all that redness she calls remembering & I call … Continue reading

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why the ocean has an intimacy to it

we know water and salt breathed weightless within turns & tidal rushes jealous of mermaids we long for what was laid down in blood memory that never knew words dream of flight as a casual push off of feet before we … Continue reading

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The elements

#1:  Fire Because fire warms & is the strength of the sun that ultimately nurtures everything, if relationships are elemental, then love is best expressed as fire & must be fed, even as it feeds us. #2:  Earth Matrix of all living, she … Continue reading

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