Saturday Taking Stock List

Awake-yup Coherent-yup Ready to get up-done Feel like I’ve been rolled over by (a brigade of ladybugs) Have phone, will travel-not lost yet this morning Ready for breakfast-Done Water-Chocolate soy milk Pain level (on a scale of 1-10) – 3  Laundry, play on the floor and do some carving. Ready for a nap – missed…

My child

For the sake of anonymity: I call my youngest son, "my child" Boy #2 gets called, "the tall one" Boy #1 gets called, "the eldest" My child never made it to my house for his weekend visit, last night. The tall one arrived, as scheduled, by boy leg power at my job. A hug, the…

She Whispers

She whispers confidences to the air in her bed surround by stuffed toys. She has a language, developing, shiny and new. Filled with consonants and secret phrases, with the occasional, "awe." I am in awe of the brain that interacts with herself in these early hours. Her voice rises because she knows I am awake,…