Thursday, April 28, 2016

Here are our bees

Here are our bees

    she thinks, protective of both the baby and the bees.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What is the correct pronoun

What is the correct pronoun
   
     for her, for me, for the self. These days, she is more aware of the self within her actions.     
    The woman. The girl. The mother. Me.

Monday, April 25, 2016

She narrates her own actions

She narrates her own actions

    as she does them, calling herself Mommy before her son. This becomes her new habit,    
    casting out a net of language into the future to protect her baby, to encourage the world’s    
    softness and obedience. This is the part of hide and seek where the seeker calls out to the
    hider, Ready or not, here we come.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Motherhood introduces her to this new guilt

Motherhood introduces her to this new guilt

    because of all that she cannot do. You are only one body, the body insists, but the brain
    and the heart holler out YOU COULD BE DOING SO MUCH MORE.

Friday, April 15, 2016

One red tulip

One red tulip
   
    at the ankles of the mailbox. Craning its little, lithe neck.
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