Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"(i carry it in my heart)"

I used to carry you 
on my shoulders
or on my hip

these days I send
a funny tweet
a loving text

should you emoji 

I'll know that you're 
fine or okay
and alive

Pic: I wasn't the only one surprised by snow today.


Nicole said...


StephLove said...

You are going to make me cry. A bit on the nose these days.

p.s. I love that ee cummings poem you're alluding to.

maya said...

StephLove--Sorry. I know they're off doing good things and finding themselves, but it's difficult not to worry. Especially when they're as far away as N is currently.

StephLove said...

I had to read that a few times before I figured out which N you meant-- since you have one and I have two- and they are all far away in different ways. I think you meant the one in Australia, but I meant the one who's home now and not really fine or okay but alive.

maya said...

Oh, Steph. I thought it was the far away child you were worried about (I wonder if At's ok if I haven't heard from him all day...). But it's extra heartbreaking that it's the child who's under your roof you're worried about. I have a good feeling that things will get better. They have so much going for them and a super supportive and loving family.

(And I'm sorry that my comment was confusing--I'm looking at the time stamp, and apparently I wrote this just as Nicole was beginning to wake up...)


A cold day, but beautiful.  Walks with some of my favorite people: L, Big A,  me... Pic: An icy Red Cedar River