Letting go, holding back

      For My Daughter by Grace Paley I wanted to bring her a chalice or maybe a cup of love or cool water      I wanted to sit beside her as she rested after the long day     I wanted to adjure commend   admonish      saying don’t do that […]


Goodbye, little boy

  After the Children Leave Home   by Maria Mazziotti Gillan       Slowly, we settle into the quiet house.   We almost grow accustomed to the noise   of absence, that terrible stillness   that slides along carpeted surfaces.   “The house is so quiet without them,”   you say, your voice husky […]