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The Chase

The Chase

Summertime

Summertime

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

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

Reflections

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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
Reflected
“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
Always
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
Yes
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)

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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
Full
Like a whole note in the sky

Strange Shapes (Circa 2005)

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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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