Posts by jennifer
Like chewing off the corner of a miracle…..
This story. I’ve been painting it slow. Traffic jam slow. I appreciate your patience with my telling. The pokey process of coming home to parts of myself long discarded has made sharing the things like snatching up the wind. Always in the past when I’ve tugged open a closet door and pulled out the contents,…Read More
Bad words and damnation and playing with light…..
To remove from my body both lymph nodes and splintered wood took a minute. I spent a wakeful night in the hospital afterwards tripping on pain meds that didn’t agree with me, my forty-three-year-old body also balking at the antibiotic in my line. The list of drugs I could no longer safely take kept growing…Read More
Wide stretched wings and deep mud knees….
When those implants came out there came to me the freedom of a child, a release from heaving false things around. I had let a few close friends in, let them support me as I journeyed through, and felt the warm touch of sunlight in a room I’d shut away. Nourished and known, it felt…Read More
A table of weeds and a heave of grace…..
Four years into life with adequate bosoms there came an aching under my arm, a numbness to my fingers that would come when I played hard with my kids or worked vigorous in the yard. Eventually I could feel it, a tumor the size of a tennis ball. I was scheduled for surgery and waited…Read More
Silicone sorrows and weeping wings….
I’ve had a broken wing. Sometimes gimpy these last 30 years, it’s been cut up to remove tumor and strip lymph nodes. I’ve grieved some things, especially how a swollen pain will insert itself when I paint and write and prune and plant and sometimes just breathe air. I used to imagine the injury a…Read More