Very Capable

What’s in a mother? According to Jessica James: “It’s sleepless nights, it’s nursing scratches and scrapes, it’s being stern and protective. It’s teaching them to talk, to walk, and to eventually run….It’s teaching them that they are smart, capable, funny and giving them the security to do great things. It’s building their self-esteem, supporting their… Continue reading Very Capable

Sightseeing While Deafblind

Morning Commute Cars speed by potholes, wandering cattle, Matoke transporters—horns scream, A market-bound mother braves the boda-boda, Two men carry on conversation, and chickens Rake and probe red dirt, their morning Hunt suddenly intruded upon by a yellow Jug-turned-kickball sending them into a flightless Scramble. I wrote this poem for my graduate poetry class about… Continue reading Sightseeing While Deafblind