Why Are You Crying, Mama?

I glance in the rear-view mirror and see your face.  “Why are you crying, Mama?”  You look to me for…

I Wasn’t A Very Good Mother

Today I wasn’t a good mother. I know I wasn’t. Just like last night when you got up for the…

Stupid Things People Say To New Mothers

After Rahma was born, we had visitors, not as many as I thought we would have, but obviously people wanted…

I Couldn’t Touch You

I look at her and I think of you.  Sometimes the thought creeps up from behind me, crawling over my…

What Is Left Unsaid

I wrote this in two stages, in the hospital and a few months later. It’s completely unedited and there is…