Monday, August 15, 2016

I'm a Foster Parent. Am I a Mom?

My sister-in-law sent me a Mother’s Day gift this year, the first I’ve ever received. I felt like an imposter when I opened it.
Washington Post

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Burrell was dead two days before we thought about Spider.
Pacifica Literary Review

Saturday, June 25, 2016


When my illness was its worst, I picked at food.
Flash Flood

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

There She Blows

When dandelions go to seed, they look like full moons.
Sick Lit

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Like most of John’s projects, the compost bin became mine to maintain almost as soon as he started it.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Valentine's Massacre

I’m on Fourth Street when the radio cackles. Active shooter at the middle school.  
200 CCs

Friday, January 1, 2016

What the Walls Heard

A Concert in Three Acts at the Bataclan
Heads bang and fists are raised in rock 'n' rolls three-fingered salute...