Month: May 2013

Your Highness

She has me all figured out.  She even advised my sister: “Mama says no. But ask and ask and ask.  She sometimes says yes!”  She’s five. You expect your first-born has prepared you to be a mother for life. The first-born is sugar and spice and everything nice. But somehow, the measurements were not as […]


A Maiden Voyage

(for mom, on Mother’s Day) I was born cradled in the sea In a ship that never anchored Incessantly carried out of loud moaning waves to foreign isles and islands Rocked by the waving arms of my mother     My mother, Aphrodite, beautiful Goddess of love and pleasure She was born in sea-foam, when […]