Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
A Birthday in the Making

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and hold you up to the light to look inside your hollow eye sockets,
a panorama of parking lot's thistles of plastic amber only yet transposes
to embers with a single blow: my, you have lovely holes.
The cinders circle back to me, through your eyes, showing me the distances
we have traveled, measured.

Tricia Louvar has the best of both worlds — a son and a daughter. Her essays and poetry have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Orion, Zyzzyva, XCP: Streetnotes, among other journals, books, and periodicals.

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