Poems & Essays

09 Oct

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General/Column One Response

forty-four
the number of a winner
of homeruns, fertile follicles
and home-made, juicy tarts

forty-four
the number of blooming years
that have flown by
a frightening half-life
that has claimed her genetic garden

forty-four
a georgia o’keefe painting
that has faded and paled
with the scorch of too much sun
and the wine of too many moon cycles

forty-four
plus ninety-six more emoticons
and i could send a barren tweet
into a galaxy of frozen donor eggs

forty-four
the number of breaths she takes
before diving into the ocean called hope
counting each crushing wave
of baby-soft longing
that laps up onto her gritty shores
each dark, silent night

 

Nicole M.Chambers is a fantasy writer, poet and non-fiction essayist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology from Harvard University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. After becoming a mother and a certified yoga instructor, she eventually studied writing at Stanford University, where the seeds of her first novel, Eye of Fire, were sewn. She has also been a contributing writer to Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers. Nicole lives in the heart of Silicon Valley, California with her husband and son.

 

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  1. IB

    October 13, 2015 at 12:38 am

    How heartbreaking and beautiful.

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