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Relationships

When Your Parents Get Older (and you still feel the same age)

We take a break from cleanup efforts to watch from the front door of my parents' flooded home as neighbors paddle by in kayaks.

Aging parents. This is what is on my mind of late.

It is on my mind quite a lot, too. Like all the time. Like whether I am awake or asleep, working or exercising, running errands or cleaning turtle poop off the carpet (yet again).

The other day I told my boyfriend...
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General

The Boy Hasn’t Been Here; a dog’s view

The boy he hasn’t been here for a while, but I’m still waiting. He’s grown now and lives far away but he’s still a boy. He’s a boy because when he comes here, he runs around the house chasing me. Then he gets out my toy and tries to get me to play tug-of-war. It’s not much of a war anymore, but he can always get me to tug. Then...
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Poetry

Guest Post- Poem “Grief” by Caitlin Walsh

Grief

By: Caitlin Walsh

You left me, it isn’t possible, or at least it shouldn’t be.
So much I didn’t say, so much we didn’t get to do.
I tell myself that you’re still here, just beyond what I can see.
Tricking my own mind, fighting what I know to be true.
Rage boils in me, at you, at the gods, at pain.
I snap at everyone and want only to be left alone.
I beat my fists against the walls, crying for you,...
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infants

The Last Baby

I wanted a third baby. My youngest was just graduating from baby to toddler. My oldest was fast approaching school age. They were beautiful, funny, adorable, consuming, exasperating, and exhausting. For great chunks of every day, I wondered how I would survive until bedtime. I hungered for sleep and time to myself. Just as fiercely, I wanted those days to last. Their childhoods seemed like a swiftly flowing river that rushed away from me toward the...
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