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This Sacred, Unthinkable Day

Pushing through this sacred, unthinkable Day. Time has no reckoning over the love I hold for you in my heart — Deborah Garcia.

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The Leaving II

Elegy for my son

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IN CELEBRATION OF MY BIRTHDAY

‘The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a nonprofit organization that funds research for discovering treatments for inherited retinal diseases, like the retinitis pigmentosa that my husband, Dave lived with. Darkened of sight but not vision. Our future descendants are at risk for having this disease passed down to them. A legacy donation brings Dave’s dream closer […]

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Still Life with Mother

I invite you to celebrate the birth of my mother in this poetic homage.

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COUNTERTERRORISM

after Kerrin McCadden my husband’s portrait is in a collage behind glass on a museum wall of prayers his name is announced by the son who never spoke it his smile is cast into homes of people we don’t knowhis name echoes across a plaza where there used to be buildingshe’s a good dad who […]

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VOICES 21st Annual Remembrance Symposium

VOICES 21st ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE SYMPOSIUM takes place September 9th and 10th. The public is invited to attend FREE programs offered on Saturday, September 10th, in which I am a participant. Visit my link to learn more.

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VACATIONLAND

This poem is an elegy to the day my son and I released my sons’s ashes into the pond we haave been vacationing at since the boys were six and two-years old.

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THERE IS LOVE

After Sharon Olds “I Go Back to May 1937” I see them standing at the nuptial threshold before their witnessesShe sees her groom smilingat the verge of the nacre vaultthe gloam blue waves climax like glisteningstrands of diamonds behind his profile, Hesees his bride with a stargazer lily in her hairstanding at the fringe made […]

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MOTHERLINK

This past Mother’s Day week has been a trifecta of heavy life-events, each of which warrant a story of their own. Instead of polishing the post I surrendered the gorgeous sun-drenched day with my canine bff, Joni, rather than spending the entirety of the weekend with my laptop. And I’m so glad I made this single right choice.

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