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The Chase

The Chase




Unraveling (December 2012)

I am unraveling and I like it
Frayed edges, softer
Still woven, one piece, but looser
Parts transparent, thinning
Unstarched, wrinkled
Unraveling slowly, almost mid-life
It feels good, and comfortable for now


July 2012 in Powhatan, LA at the old Moreland Dairy and Pecan Farm.



Full and pregnant with my third child
Moving slowly everything at half-speed
Chubby toddler hands cradle my cheeks
Gazing into my eyes seeing herself there
“Mama, I am in your eyes.”
Then she asks if I see myself in hers
Before I see clearly sweet tears rise
Blurring the lines between us
Not ready to let go
Of this moment
Or the child moving pleasantly inside me
A cord connecting us
Apart of each other
Holding on too long
Makes the pain grow
It is in the letting go
I find relief
And the next moment
And a new life
Changed forever having shared this connection
Part of each of us is with the other
I see me in you

Sky is the Limit

Sky is the Limit

A photograph of my son, my oldest child, from our November 2010 trip to Fort Davis. Big skies, vast views. It is all possible.

Transitions (March 2006)


Glowing by the opposing light of the setting sun
Stretched long and thin from the windy day
Transparent clouds at dusk
Form a line above
And a line below
The moon that sits between
Like a whole note in the sky

Strange Shapes (Circa 2005)


Holding herself out there in strange shapes
Shortening her neck with a shrugged shoulder
Cradled arms provide a nest of comfort
Tight muscles
Crooked spine
Widened hips
Cracking knees
Calloused feet
Spilling milk from her body
Thirsting for a life all her own

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