God Bless America

I wrote this poem August 3, 2012, while my husband José was deployed in Afghanistan (his second deployment). At this time, our daughter Mia was 19 months old and her little sister Lizzie was 6 weeks old. I had a big, supportive group of mother friends in community around me, but no family, and I … Continue reading God Bless America

The Engagement of Gaia & The North Wind By a Maple Tree

Dawn awakens the world with a now muted glow, announcing an alliance made in nocturnal repose between Mother Earth and the North Wind who doth blow. Half frozen dew coats her fingers and toes. She knows how this is going to go. So she blushes. Scarlet red, orange, and gold. Frost will be her petticoat. … Continue reading The Engagement of Gaia & The North Wind By a Maple Tree