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The Ride

Posted on 31. Jan, 2010 by in January

Today I see the sun setting while crossing the Brooklyn Bridge on the A train. Just me. And a six-year-old girl, leaning and spinning around the center pole while her momma feeds her Chicken Nuggets with every rotation. And Robert Frost’s crow, dusting me with snow from the hemlock tree. This moment I tuck into […]

Ode to My Pillow

Posted on 30. Jan, 2010 by in January

Oh clean and cool puff of perfection, Pure white, an unblemished confection! You sit there, a silent temptation- My precious eight hour vacation. Rarely you’re lumpy or twisted. Consequently flipped over or fisted. Deliciously gentle (I’m so sentimental) Oh Pillow, My Pillow Sublime! The sight of you invokes a deep sigh. The smell of you […]

Stories

Posted on 29. Jan, 2010 by in January

The young kid on the subway with the drumsticks and the red shoes. The business woman with a tear on her cheek, walking in the bitter cold with no coat. The old man eating alone and singing to himself at the table behind us. Their stories differ in color and texture. Woven together to create […]

Dinner with Friends

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by in January

Spotted through the window. Entering with the wind gust. Hugs hello. Kiss. Kiss. How long has it been? Chit chat. Order a drink. This that. Your table is ready. Digging up lost laughs. Realizing the face is unchanged When lit by a smile. Food arrives and questions deepen. Filling ourselves. Full of ourselves. We stretch […]

Birthday Gifts

Posted on 27. Jan, 2010 by in January

Every year on my birthday, I like to count my blessings. 1. Jay – Who not only loves me, but makes me laugh, long and hard. And perhaps most importantly, urges me to dream and then pursue. 2. My boys – All three of whom I have a crush on. They are perfectly imperfect. And […]

Hair-Raising

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by in January

It is raining out today.  But I don’t have to look outside to know that.  All I have to do is look in a mirror.  You see, my hair gives it away every time. On a good day (and they are rare) I have curly hair.  And on rainy days I have crazy hair.  I’ve […]

A Lesson

Posted on 25. Jan, 2010 by in January

Until Micah came along, I liked to imagine that Lucas was a real spit-fire.  He was different from Jacob in so many ways…White blond hair compared to Jacob’s dark brown. Outgoing and social from day one in contrast to his brother’s quiet thoughtfulness.  Enchanted by line and color as opposed to Jacob’s infatuation with language.  […]

Haiti Haiku

Posted on 24. Jan, 2010 by in January

Ebony arms spread, Straining towards the healing touch Of God and of Man.

Tootie Lu at the Park

Posted on 23. Jan, 2010 by in January

Little Tootie Lu Is as happy as a lark, For today is the day Daddy takes her to the park. She buttons up her coat And pulls on her boots While Daddy packs a snack Of cheese crackers and some fruit. She climbs on her bike And pedals speedy fast, With a wave and a […]

Princess

Posted on 22. Jan, 2010 by in Favorites, January

Let’s face it, I live in a frat house.  Between my husband and my three rowdy boys, there’s more than enough testosterone to go around over here.  And so it stands to reason that I don’t have that many girlie moments in my life.  No hair-braiding, fingernail-painting, pink-pajama-partying at our house.  No sir.  In fact, […]