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Majid Naficy: I Have Become a Resting Place

And my mother, who at her death
Called out to her sister Ozra,
Has not yet let go of
My own sister’s hand.

January 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Mother On A Mission — What Else Could You Do To Hurt Me?

Campaigning. Photo by Jessica McGowan/AP . Among the stories still trickling in of improbable mid-term victories – including news that recounts are now underway in the Florida races of both … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Six poems tracing an arc of forgiveness with real world examples

. My brother who is dying of cancer   My brother who is dying of cancer Tells me the time has come To forgive our father because It’s not about … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · 29 Comments

Emily Dickinson: As Imperceptively as Grief

As imperceptibly as Grief The Summer lapsed away – Too imperceptible at last To seem like Perfidy – A Quietness distilled As Twilight long begun, Or Nature spending with herself … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Majid Naficy: Empty House

Every Wednesday since Mother’s death Four sisters get together In their empty childhood home To share memories And make a plan for the house: Should they sell to developers For … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

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