And when you find you have arrived, there will be no applause; No comfort or assurances that you indeed belong. You will not find it right away; Alas! the growth is slow. But once you’re there, you’ll feel the air has lightened undertow. In truth, it is the absences that
Privy To: I’ve seen how you sometimes creep solemnly to the bathroom mirror. Heels brushing the hexagonal tiles, swish swash, like dead leaves atop a hiding place. I’ve watched as you search your own eyes. (they move so fast.) Almost like a shiver. Your breath quickens.
March Ten months ago, I had a baby. (Nineteen. months ago, I got pregnant with a baby.) And I recently joked with my husband… And he laughed. Hunched over his dive-bar burger, looking at me with that crinkly-eyed smile in a way that showed his whole heart agreed. And I
Avenues Do you feel as i do? The will-be could-be should-be Willbecouldbeshouldbe Wlb. cdb. sdb. (you don’t have to say it) Have I? Have we? Grown-up? Is this it? Was it supposed to look like.. This? Sometimes I remember a piece of me. Special bold confident young