Shattered silence

shattered silence numbs me 
ten years ago
last when i saw my brother
he - still voiceless
part of me heartsick
part of me still broken
dutiful (love) from afar

Happy 44th birthday, M. April is Autism Awareness Month. Learn more at www.autismspeaks.org. A couple of other interesting reads:


08 months

a miracle gifted to us
like Maryland’s osprey eggs to Jersey’s shorelands
her hair downy like a newborn chick
she inhales and licks the lithe wind
every time spring breezes upon her
her teensy tongue hangs mid-air
and she cheeps in perfect delight

*happy 8-month birthday, moonpie!