restrained these hands.
I cook and knit and unpack with
in reverent silence.
I started writing as a small child. Long before I could draw the alphabet, I remember making books. I believe I have always been a writer. I was gifted with the encouragement of my parents and teachers to become a writer. I wrote and wrote. I also had a deep desire to be a mother. At one point in my life, perhaps between my senior year in college and my first year as an MFA at Columbia, while my mother was dying of Cancer, I wondered if I could be a writer and a mother simultaneously. Everything came to a halt, and I chose a different path. I had a career in publishing, with photography as a sidekick, became a mother, survived Cancer, poverty, and a divorce. I find myself now fulfilling a promise to live in New Mexico and be a poet.
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