Super cool Brooklyn based journal Prelude published two of my poems online this week. I share them with you here: Jackpot, which is an ode to the body, and Why My Mother is Still Afraid of Heights, which is a companion piece to “Why My Mother is Afraid of Heights” (link goes to video of me reading it), and the two poems together track my empathy and then growing frustration with my mother and her fears. It is a terrible thing to post on Mother’s Day.
We don’t always get the mothers (or Mother’s Days) we want or need. Much love and understanding coming your way!