Engaged

My daughter called in the middle of the afternoon yesterday.  It’s unusual so I took the call.  I could hear in her voice that something was up.  My stomach lurched as I waited for her to tell me what was wrong.

“Mom!  I’m engaged!”

My baby girl is engaged and I am thrilled with my future son-in-law.  They are so good together.  Both kind, generous, loving and adventurous souls!

My cup runneth over…

Gerald and Boo

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Your Name

She heard your name

today in a crowded room

 

Eyes shifted toward

her watchful for any reaction

 

Her stomach twisted

threatening to give up its content

 

Her heart crumbled

beneath the weight of your memory

 

Her ears deaf

to all after that moment

 

Their eyes disappointed

at no reaction externally

 

She is rebuilding

walls you brought down

 

But today the sound

of your name was crippling

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photo: Rio McKee