Tag Archives: children

A different survival

Last week, Gracie, who is in 8th grade, called me from school, crying. Their class had just watched the videos from 9/11, videos that included a lot of the live footage, and the photographs that came out in the days … Continue reading

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Summer Fruit

Stop changing I tell the peaches, pluots, and plums, as I pull them from the sack and line them up straight Stay as you are, sufficiently fragile and alive for ripening to remain ready, with sweetness to drip when my … Continue reading

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My Children Try to Teach Me to Love Unfinished Things

for example, markers with lids half-on, coloring books set out with pages like butterflies, half-beautiful; my hands covered in raw meat, dripping and dangerous – or dirt, with the torch lilly barely out of the pot, ready to be surrounded … Continue reading

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