On Motherhood & Sanity


Monday, December 22, 2014

Bubble- November Family self portrait




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Like all the planets in this universe,
Like gas fighting for freedom in a glass of water,
I see you in the ballooning bubblegum emerging from the child's lips;
In the eyeball, eyeballing its loving object;
In the raindrop whose parachute has failed.

You are elemental, primal, visceral.
You take my words and suspend them over my head.
You bounce, roll, float and pop.

Take me in your void,
Suck me in your shelter
And protect me from the rough edges of life.


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The family self portrait  project started in January 2011. 
I take one portrait of the whole family, myself included, once a month.  
The poem is a 2013 addition by a "ghost" writer

Every family should do this. 

In late 2013 a "ghost" writer joined the initiative and now each photo is accompanied by a poem.

To see previous months click on the links below:


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