Category Archives: motherhood

myself

there is this sense of empty as I watch them go… then I remember

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ode to motherhood

I never read the rules for mothering it seems I was absent that day– perhaps all of us were. Carrying around the textbook burden of guilt, the weight of which mocks our shortcomings and reveals the all-too constant truth that … Continue reading

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for every mother

We are all the greatest– each of us the BEST at this job we never applied for– and from which we will never be fired– the benefits being intangible and showing themselves in the most unlikely moment– an unprompted thank … Continue reading

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poem 29 for my mother

It’s your birthday today a day to celebrate your open-hearted kindness, tumbling laughter and giving smile.   I remember the day I first understood the madness of motherhood– knew the intensity of frustration and loss of control.   And the … Continue reading

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poem 16 cinquain on motherhood

motherhood unfathomable, incessant taxing, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching couldn’t make another choice devotion

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the myth of happily ever after

I’ve been moving through a lot of late.  The thing I notice about myself most notably is just how quickly I seem to be processing things these days.  What took me 12+ years just a couple of  years ago is … Continue reading

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poem 5 sonnet for oskar

my first born baby you always will be the one who ushered me into this space a clearer, confident identity able to move through the world and keep pace with those who previously hadn’t seen the shy and shrinking girl, … Continue reading

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