Sweet Gum Ash

I am so touched by this. I won’t say more. My son’s beautiful heart speaks for itself.

A Haze in the Starlight

As I type this I am sitting alone in my room with the lights off and my sense of reality is rearranging itself.

A few hours ago I was laying on the couch watching Lord of the Rings: Return of The King with my roommates while I worked on a poetry project. I was laying there re-reading selections from Jay Ponteri’s Wedlocked when I was overcome by the urge to go into my room, grab the dry red sweet gum leaf on my bookshelf and crush it in my hands. I wanted so badly to  throw it into the driveway and scuff my shoe across it. I sat up, went to my room and grabbed the leaf. I stared at it for a moment while I thought about how crazy such an act would be for me. I make sense of my existence by my relationship to the landscape around…

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Gum Ash

  1. Very special young man who is gifted with insight and wisdom beyond his years. He also shares his Mother’s gift for writing. Perhaps a Mother/Son book in the future? ❤

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