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When the Team Works

Today I met with the team at Hope’s school for a local screening to begin the process of determining whether she qualified for a 504 or if I needed to pursue an IEP. 470 more words

Adoption

addictions

like memories of ghosts
can turn you on and over
like leaves, new,
falling
from between
your book cover
letter
trafficking an inseam
to breed… 26 more words

Poetry

hate

all of the
ruckus,
your miseries,
accumulated cacophonies
of h-bombs
and truce-grenades,
suddenly level-up for descent.

like telephones
and horsewhips, things merge,
true to their rue, and… 84 more words

Poetry

classism

doom
with me, forever
will be accompaniment
on harpsichord,
attainment of eloquence
for litany of liberties.

struck, we sing
true
as mountains past
the gaze of clear blue sky… 58 more words

Poetry

Farewell, Mr. Fang

It’s been a really tough few days around here. On Friday, I took my cat Sooty to the vet, because he was starting to look really skinny and frail. 140 more words

Friends

A Place of Patience

I am not patient…like at all.  Parenting has changed a lot of that since Hope and I can’t exactly exist in my angry, petty place forever while I’m waiting for her. 398 more words

Adoption

Brian Doyle

Doing really hard things that don’t make the slightest sense is what human beings are all about.
– Brian Doyle

Doyle, B. (2011). Bin Laden’s bald spot & other stories. Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press.

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