Posts tagged “Children

Fam·i·ly

Posted on February 26, 2014

Fam·i·ly  (noun) [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee]: a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children (probably the most complete definition you’ve ever heard. no not really). Most of us were born into a family, therefore ‘la familia’ could be the most conventional, recognizable, normal concept and hence reality, yet not all of us so marshmallowy fall into it ourselves. Oh no, some of us resisted the idea for years like being cautious of taking the wrong exit on the highway or like a visceral reaction you probably get when someone offers you heavy cream and you are lactose intolerant. Yet then it happens, that you give into it or are led into it, or it miraculously just IS. I have plenty of friends though, for whom having a family of…

child machine

Posted on May 29, 2012

For a while there I worked as a child advocate in seattle. I met the dearest children. I dedicate this poem to them                                                                                                 With no disabling fears It walks vulnerable Cries at loud with no guilt For when simplicity and spontaneous meet the child machine says it’s free It can stretch out his own skin laugh long intervals without end Passionate beyond self In a crayon-line world, dreams are its life fuel A resilient being this is The children’s mothers had to…