Tag Archives: Parenting

Binding

11-23-13 Close my eyes from weeping At this scene. Unclench my hands Against themselves in fierce and steely, Vain restraint. He will hold the boy As purchase for her salty flesh; Call the boy’s name to whisper Sultry pleasures in … Continue reading

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Light

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An Early Hour

09-21-13 …and what was light and bright and airy drifts Suddenly away behind these heavy eyelids, Vanishing into a vast enclosure collapsing in Under the weight of a burgeoning, vague lucidity. Ah, I am awake How now so dark? So … Continue reading

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Broken Home

It’s the saddest thing in the world.

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I Have Not Paid the Bill

05/30/2012 On hand and knee one-eyeing Keenly low the carpet plane For vagrant Lego orphans, Panther-like he pounces Boulder-like he lands Latching firmly my stiff back. Yesterday I held him whole One-armed: proud, invincible Patriarch. Today I am compressed Thudded … Continue reading

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THE Working Mom

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you don’t mind, I’d like to set the record straight. This is prompted by the duncely verbiage of an ignoramus who recently observed to my wife, “Wow, I wish I was a really attractive young woman … Continue reading

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We Were Children

Childhood was when we marveled, when no thing was too simple or too small to wonder at: the veins of a leaf or a butterfly’s wings, grasping at the air; the sinewy threads of a buttonhole; the earthy must of … Continue reading

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