Please keep us in your thoughts

Day 124

photo by Wilson Alvarez

photo by Wilson Alvarez

This blank page staring back at me,

reminds me of snow.

Each flake,


no 2 alike,


I think of the paper snowflakes I made as a kid.

Carefully cut from sheets of smooth paper.

Scissors making delicate cuts,

a triangle here, a circle there,

symmetrical, tidy, neat.


I want to write this, but I can’t. I’ve been side tracked by nursing and snuggling with my baby.

And I’m feeling heartbroken about my father-in-law.

We got some letters today, from him.

Desperate notes, scrawled on the backs of denied requests,

for toothpaste, for food, for care.

A month in the hole, solitary confinement. No one to talk to, nothing to do, nowhere to go.

Yes, he committed a crime. Around money, his obsession. Not violent. He’s gentle, really.

He has not been tried yet.

Guilty until proven innocent, it seems.

It is very hard to deal with this.

I am  so sad for him, for my husband, and our whole family.

Please keep us in your thoughts.

Thank you for listening,




One response to “Please keep us in your thoughts

  1. Holding you all in the light. Sorry for such suffering.

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