International Women’s Day

March 9, 2014

Yesterday, March 8, the City of Burlington acknowledged International Women’s Day by holding an event at City Hall celebrating women. It was exceptionally well-organized and well-attended and I, among several others, had the privilege of speaking to attendees. Here is my speech, offered in memory of my Laura. On the evening of this day, exactly…

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For Laura

March 6, 2014

On a starless frigid night in early March Laura left me abruptly. With neither desire nor intention to A choice not hers to make. I struggle endlessly to erase From my mind’s eye My daughter’s broken body Flung upon the back seat of her car. Wanting to remember only Her radiant smile. The way sunshine…

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