Archives for December 2016

The Nativity Scene

General/Column December 23, 2016

My mother was forty-four years old when she got pregnant with me. She had already carried eight children; I was…

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Wondrous

General/Column December 19, 2016

An infant nestles in my arm after years and years of longing and loss, the whorl of her ear impossible,…

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Vigil

General/Column December 19, 2016

Under the influence, drifting, deadweight, his head on my shoulder, torso limp in my arms. A whimper, then, contortionist, as…

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Gamâl

General/Column December 19, 2016

Hebrew for “wean” or “ripen” Pulling away, she leaves behind the flesh of fruit: stark black seed of kiwi, blueberry’s…

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