Friday, March 31, 2017

The beginning of a beginning

Life changes its course
In ways we cannot predict
I'm glad mine took these turns
So I could find myself
At this stop sign
At this fork
And choose my next step


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Good People

When you find them,
Keep them close
When you have the chance,
Aspire to be like them
Good people, you see
Are hard to come by


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Special dates like these
Make days feel whole and complete
Even when they're ridden with holes
Left in my shell from
Insecurities that aren't my own


Tuesday, March 28, 2017


When tightness gives way
To tension,
And eventually relief,
This body rests
In quietude


Monday, March 27, 2017


All this tightness
Has pushed me to
My edge
Full of burns
And through it all
I feel you
And it makes it all okay


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Goodbyes Hellos

And another evening settles
And tucks me into
A new night
As this day too
Graduates into a memory
Of yesterday



Here we are
Celebrating such a milestone
As we go from
30 weeks
To 30 years


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Birthday Eve

As a pre-birthday present,
We got to see you!
In all your hairy glory
As you swam,
Touched your toes,
And moved around in me


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


3 generations coming together
Transgressions of time
And merging of places
Who knows what's yet to come
And how their legacy will continue


Tuesday, March 21, 2017


My little dancer
Keep dancing
In there
When you're out
We'll do everything we can
To make this world
A sweet little dance floor
For you to jive on


Monday, March 20, 2017


Such a fine balance
Between this and that
Now and never
Today and tomorrow
And still,
It feels like an ocean
To cross


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Culinary Collaboration

To cook with you
Is one of my favorite things to do
I love how you are the saute
To my chopping
You bring spice to my
Pressure cooked alu
And my chana wouldn't be
The same
Without you
It may seem like standard recipes
But to me
It's the kind of collaboration
That creates wonders


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Team Together

We're team together
In this together
And you know what
There's no one else who's team
I rather be together with


Friday, March 17, 2017


Getting a little extra time
To breathe
And be
Are gifts that multiply
Slow and steady
To create care
That holds a space
Long and strong
Even after all is
In rest


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Daddy's Drummer

At 140 something BPM
You are racing ahead
And marching steadily onwards
To a beat loud and clear
Truly yours


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Say Something Nice

When you arrive
I want to remember
To say something nice
It will go a long way
In helping you see
And become a nice person
As you age
And see the world through your
Own two eyes
Perhaps then the world will be
Because more will
Say something nice


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dryer Maker

Things break,
It's when people do,
That really causes alarm
To repair
To want to heal,
To need to change


Monday, March 13, 2017


It's not too much of me
To ask
Of you
To show some empathy
And look past your own fear
That pushes you to judge
Anyone unlike you


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Just Be

There's so much
We'll never know
So much to torment over
That has never been
What ifs to lose sleep for
So what's to cry for
Why then is it so hard
To just be?


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Each Breath

You're here
Beside me
The relief
And calm
You bring
With each breath
Fills me

You're here
My world feels
A little more complete
A little more right
With each breath
You take

You're here
I see you
I feel you
This is right where I want to be
With each breath
Of yours


Friday, March 10, 2017

No Burns

Such gratitude fills me
For something so small
The feeling of not having holes
With burns escaping me


Thursday, March 9, 2017

The privilege to not know

When you don't know
By choice
That is true privilege
To be able to turn away from
And turn off
What's happening around you
That's privilege
How then, will you know
What's happening to me
When you can't see you?


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In and Out

What is and isn't
Is usually unchangeable
It's mostly always been that way
Either in or out
So why try to fight it?
Step out of its way
Look out for yourself
But do with whatever for you need to
To take charge of what's in
And let go of what's out


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tomorrow I'll Miss You

Dear Dan,

You're here right now, and that's all that matters. I will miss you tomorrow, though.

One day, I will get better at not missing the things in front of me.

All my love,


Monday, March 6, 2017

Let's Talk

When you stop talking
Real listening begins
Right at the very edge of it all
They converge
Fine as the line between
Here and there
I'll find you
I'm ready to listen
So let's talk


Sunday, March 5, 2017

I Got You

My skin tightens
Stretching across a new landscape
Lined with new pathways
Not sure if they go
From up to down
Or down to up
Feeling him move across
And inside me
Is most magical
I wait for these moments all day
Like a hug on the other side of exhaustion
I got you, Mummy.
I got you.


Saturday, March 4, 2017


At the end of this
All we're left with is
Memories married to milestones
Intertwined as one
Even when milestones fade
Memories sharpen



What lies behind
Unveiled threats
Is more terrifying
Than thankless lies
About people's truths
About people's lives

Living with that level
Of uncertainty
Leaves residues of
Nausea, no drug can relieve
In a hopeless tomorrow
Today is heightened
In every way


Thursday, March 2, 2017


It's not that hard
To say you're sorry
And hold your privilege accountable
But when you've never learned
To confront yourself
How then
Will you know to respond
To me?


Wednesday, March 1, 2017


The day stood by
Waiting for is grand exit
As night began its shift
So many of these have gone by
Some noticed
Some blurry
Today's was one of my favorites
Because it was with you