Posts Tagged ‘100daysoflainieland’

Mother’s Day: In Gratitude

May 8, 2016

 

To have someone else
Cook my dinner,

To lay in the grass
With my boy
Pondering dandelions and sky,

To play catch
And baseball
And all manner of games
Without drama,

To eat lunch alone
Reading a book and
Chewing my food,

Is apparently
Surprisingly
Thankfully

Not too much to ask.

Scenes from a School Day

April 27, 2016


That moment I catch
The shy, silent one
Gleefully bouncing on a balance ball
Before her partners settle her down to work

The stifled snickers
Of children pretending to nap
So they can fool their late-coming classmates

The layers of clutter on the wall
Advertising the work
Of young hands, hearts
Minds

The smiles of my writers who now
Finally get
How to do what they do,
Only better

The girl who returns at dismissal
Just because it’s good
To have an extra hug
For the road

Make thegrading
theplanning
thepolitics
themeetings
thephonecalls
theworkshops
theweekends
thelatenights
theearlymornings

Worth
The price of
Admission.

On Carving Out Space

April 20, 2016

In my day, for breath 

After the priorities 

Have been shuffled through —

A release, perhaps

Of expectation, or the

Desire for different

Such is the promise

Of a few moments caught at

The end of long days.