Monthly Archives: March 2011

An Unconventional March Madness

When I hear the phrase, “March Madness,” I usually think of statistics and bingo like boxes labeled with teams, hasty X marks, and choking competitive air. It also reminds me of grimy floors, and the rowdy sounds of beer and … Continue reading

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Eight days without the roach

It’s been eight days since my mom’s verbal attack, and I haven’t heard from her since. (That is until today but I deleted her without listening.) I’ve been thinking about the number eight since it struck me as significant. (Behind … Continue reading

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My Mom, the Cockroach

I was building a nest for my afternoon writing session. I made hot tea, rearranged my body pillows, pulled out a throw, opened the blinds, turned on the lamp, and situated the computer on my lap-when, shazam. Great balls of … Continue reading

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Be or Un-Friend me now

There’s a saying: “It’s none of my business what you say about me.” I’d like to add: Unless you want to share your thoughts. This essay has been in the making for some time now but I kept raking it … Continue reading

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Snow Quilt

March 1, 2011, the second anniversary of my Maw-Maw’s death, and my thawing. I wrote this poem for her to read at the funeral. I miss her but she hasn’t left me. Absorbing, processing: at 90 came her last breath, … Continue reading

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