Not long after I started writing short stories in 1977, I realized our teenage daughter, Sarah, was a natural poet. Almost 33 years later, we're both still writing.
Carnegie Mellon University Press published Sarah's first two poetry books. Now she's working on her third book and will read some of her new poems, and some of her old, at a Pantry Benefit at The Coffee House this Friday.
WHERE: The Coffee House: 631 N. 19th St., Milwaukee, (414) 299-9598
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, 8 PM
WHAT: Poetry Pantry Benefit featuring Barbara Chudnow, Sarah Rosenblatt, Karina Schafer, and Sandy Weisto. Admission: $4 donation and two cans of food.
I had been the age of the woman
pushing the double stroller.
Now, approaching menopause--
(My children old enough
to know better.)
Our dreams, held to the light,
are forgetful, we move through them.
The days relieve themselves on our porch.
The trees are picturesque
but also seethe with an edge
they hadn't had since last winter
Darkness fumbles through our text messages.
Those we buried
are no longer in the loop.