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Gated

Gated

There is a fine line in the sandWalking a tightropeLearning to juggle one egg at a timeWalking on a frozen riverBeing aware of the delicate waterThe faded line on the beachIt sometimes can move from the waves washing ashoreI can forget where the line wasSlowly dipping...
The Package

The Package

THE PACKAGE(A short poem about my struggle to face the ugly truth about family dysfunction.) A package appears on my desk,addressed to me.It’s from my parents.I see the label: Family Secrets. I know the rules:do not open under any circumstance.But the package calls to...
A Me Mommy Day

A Me Mommy Day

Last year on Mother’s Day I had the blessing to spend it on a visit with my adult daughter and her family. I had a perfect day. Both my sons called me, and my husband called to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. I exchanged fun texts with friends who were also celebrating...
Building Trust

Building Trust

Loving Parent Tools & Techniques, pg. 146(Part and Paraphrasing) The Loving Parent GuidebookWhen we take action as our own loving parent, we deepen our commitment to reparenting ourselves and building trust within. With practice, it feels more natural to make time...
Generational Violence

Generational Violence

Note to my fellow travelers: A significant and meaningful part of my healing journey involves confronting my abusers through my writing. Here is one such poem. Dear Great-Great Grand-Monster:I don’t know you.I never met you.I’m glad I never met you. But I’ve read some...
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