Posts Tagged "sacrifice"

landing the job of mom

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016

landing the job of mom

Today I sweep a bird beak the size of a cat’s claw. My broom pushes tiny feathers, a blend of gloomy grey and sunburst yellow – an American Goldfinch, no heavier than a child’s small toy. Just yesterday I watched it singing from the backyard, and today it has become pieces of dust to be collected with sandwich crumbs from today’s lunch, and, every now and then, a raisin or blueberry that seem to have glued their way to the floor from who knows how long ago.

It’s not just the sweeping; it’s the wiping too. Today I wipe mustard stains from my son’s lips, cheeks and chin.

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the torero and the bull

Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2012

the torero and the bull

I love you as a torero

does a bull

with two daggers in each hand

bravely

quickly

I pierce the heart

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