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Will's Wedding

donning the tuxedo to wait
in anticipation
for her to meet you
hand out
hand in
taking one out to bring in
opening the heart and
keeping the space
that is made
for
her
to
wear
the
family
name

Alone

Perhaps I have always been alone
trying to make sense of a world
where I was never meant to be
navigating and triangulating through
space and time
wanting to be seen and heard
in a maze
not my own
voices surrounding me but
deafening the silence of the one
desperately trying to be heard
still sitting there
alone

Standing Still Musing Ten

The world seemed to stand still in the rush of morning activity.

Bookbags were hurriedly stuffed in the car, breakfast barely consumed, jackets hastily donned against the unexpected cold.  The promise of the day was unfolding as the engine made its roar to life and the blast of the car exhaust let out a poof of steam against the wind of this new day.

Turning the corner, hoping to catch the light, coffee sipping and backseat chatting about the hope of seeing friends and discovering new things under the watchful eye of the teacher in the front.  The music softly played, NPR an afterthought, hands turning over wheel, lights on against the dawning mist, a new day of activity forming ahead.

Pulled to the brick edifice of learning, little legs jumping out the door pushed open, grabbing the backback slung over one shoulder, "bye mom," in jubilant excitement, dashing off to 4th grade, waiting and meeting friends to go stand on line until the time to go inside, feeling confident and …