I’ve been

Holding back the vitriol in hopes of gaining some perspective about the teenage animal My Child. Wild, elusive, inconsistant baffling, frustrating, instigating volatile, persecuted, open then closed Resistant to reality, rebellious struggling to find self losing self when it gets too comfortable self sabotaging, maturing in his immaturity This stage of adolesence would be better…

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I take the good with the bad

I took a break from writing and the world fell in. Not really. All of us had some flu, then a virus, one case of upper respiratory infection and now I have head cold, 'cause life just wouldn't be fair without a winter cold. Girlie is happy and speaking more I walked into her room…

I have time

All the time in the early morning crickets are chirping roaring silence Yeah just like that no cars, just nature sounds Yesterday was surreal sitting outside a courtroom holding Girly No one could come to watch her so she came with me us to the hearing We waited outside for the lawyers to talk about…

No time

Briefly, panicking again I don't have time for this boys have to be awake Girl needs a new diaper and clean clothes, plus food Have to go to court again for My Child, I'm worried I have to go. I have to take a shower and put on a dress with tennis shoes bright lime…

The End

It is the end of the summer season Yesterday, I put on a long sleeved tunic Not a halter top, sundress or brightly colored brief top The days of heat and humidity are coming to a close like my squash plants covered in powdery mildew Bearing fruit, the dying plant produces babies as if it…

Once Again

Well, today was the second big day of the month that included court school, food, lawyers, anxiety and driving. On any other day, I would have driven myself and my children to the courthouse. I learned my lesson on the last trip. I am frail. There, I said it. I collapsed on the stairs last…

Consider the Alternative

  (I wrote this a month ago -  July 2, 2016) I get her up and change her so her skin can breathe I can't imagine wearing what is essentially a maxi pad all day and night. Consider the alternatives... (A mother's nightmare of a diaper-less baby fills my inner thoughts. No, make it stop!…

Water Melon

poison ivy on her ankles she cries and kicks like the world is coming to an end the end hasn't come yet she flooded the bar who knew that by throwing a baton in the air a faucet turned enough to make the water flow not in the sink but on the counter a waterfall…

Reading

Sometimes when I read a book, my mind starts to wander. I could blame the author and say, the book does not hold my attention due to some flaw or other. The reality is my attention is divided, scattered, completely absent. I could blame age and the pitter patter of many little feet, a depletion…