Archives for August 2020

Exfoliation

Taking Flight August 24, 2020

I have been learning the differencebetween sorrow and despair,discussing subtleties with my dog.She’ll be beside me today,Mother’s Day, for a fourth…

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When I Tell Strangers I Have Twins

Babyhood August 24, 2020

They sigh, shake their heads, say, “I don’t think I could do it.” I wonder which one they’d sell, as though twins …

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Ventricular Septal Defect

Babyhood August 24, 2020

At twenty weeks, the doctors gavean ultrasound that discovered a tiny hole in the baby’s heart. “Small,” he said. “May close…

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Someday You’ll Love Yourself

Taking Flight August 24, 2020

—​after Ocean Vuong Maybe it will happen during a pandemicwhen, resources exhausted,you lock yourself in the bathroomas your children squall….

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