Category Archives: Family

A Mother’s Day Mystery

On Mothers Day I revealed to my mom that the man who raised her wasn’t her biological father. Here’s the story. Continue reading

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POEM: reenlisting

reenlisting for Owen I didn’t go home after the war, instead — rucksack slung over my shoulder ashamed of who I’d become & of who I’d left behind — I wandered for years winding a course through scrubland surviving on … Continue reading

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two haiku: 18 March 2018

dog-howling stomachs hot steam coursing through the pipes beyond the glass: blue 3.18.18 O-An Zendo Julian Woods PA /// my shins look older my hands are like my grandpa’s this blanket is warm 3.18.18

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POEM: remembering their names

remembering their names it used to seem so important all the names what they thought a heart, a thumb, a smile now I see them in the store like ghosts, like shadows mostly they don’t notice me which is good … Continue reading

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POEM: invasive species

invasive species we planted it at the foot of some low hills near a made-up border between two states soon we moved it across that line took it north, then west, then back east again we tried to give it … Continue reading

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POEM: la familie nous choisir

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