I stand by the patio door, baby in my arms watching you flit from tree to tree in pursuit of
I feel you before I hear you. Your tiny hand is on my forehead. My eyes flutter awake to your
As I turned the lights out last Tuesday night, the last thing imprinted on my mind were the plastic bags
I slid my growing torso in the seat, adjusted the mirrors, flashed a quick grin at the two imps in
Sometime late last year, I browsed the local schools online trying to find out what the process was like to
I lean back on the recliner adjusting my frame for maximal comfort and rest my arms across my torso. My
It was well past sunset as we set out in PJ’s and multiple layers of clothing. Our car trunk loaded
I look through the wisps of steam escaping from my coffee mug. The girls are bent over their big bear
The is little light filtering into the dining room where I sit. The blinds are down. The heating system wheezes
I watch as Saathi cajoles and sweet talks the twins into posing for pictures. It is a regular Sunday. Toys
I stand by the sizzling tawa pouring the batter and swirling it into a geometric shape. You stand by my
The sunlight streams in from the mullioned window in the foyer. I pass the room where your toys lie scattered.
Time seemed to slow. The half eaten sandwich on Pattani’s plate mocked me. I surveyed the space around me. Lunch
Taking a break from work yesterday afternoon, I made my way upstairs carrying a load of freshly laundered clothes. Putting
The silence that accompanied the gradual rolling down of the garage doors was loud. I stepped into the peaceful expanse
I flip through the pictures in our wedding album. Loud. Vibrant. Chaotic. Happy. Each picture tells a story. Of expectations
The clock inches past six in the evening. I slice and dice tomatoes, my ears alert for sounds of the
I set my laptop on the kitchen island, set the saute pan on the stove and turned the music on.
The clock showed a minute to 9:00 PM. The sole light in the vast expanse of our first floor came
I leaned over the balcony facing the road and watched the two fathers and three kids disappear around the bend.
I gently lock the double glass doors behind me and linger just a second longer taking in your weary eyes,