Posts for daughter

Now I Let You Go

Taking Flight February 24, 2020

As if the umbilical chordis snipped again and again—weeping in an echoing stairwell at Logan Airport after he disappearsinto the shadows of the…

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Three Month Checkup

In Mother Words Blog January 10, 2020

I dreaded opening the door and stepping inside, but once I entered the small space lined with draping cloth, I…

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Lillies

General/Column December 30, 2019

Geraniums and pansies once splashed color outside my parents’ front door. Now only crumbles of potting soil remain, frozen in…

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I Write Your Name

General/Column December 30, 2019

My beautiful girl, my ragged girl–your tattered sweater shot through with holes hangs off your body, limp wave of defeat, of…

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