Flee

via Daily Prompt: Flee Today is the day I will flee, reclaiming all the things I took from me. Starting today I take back the years, I unselfishly gave away. No more walking with head hanging down, As of today, that head is in the clouds.   Memories of things past will be my guide, And…

Snacks!

Ever since she started eating solid food, my 4-year-old loves eating vegetables. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, asparagus, kale you name it, she will eat it; and without any bribe or prodding, because she genuinely loves fresh fruits and vegetables. This kid will take a salad over a happy meal, well sometimes; she has a mind of her own…

Missing Home

via Daily Prompt: Missing I am missing the open window, which lets in the warm crisp air. The sudden breeze, that visits occasionally to cut the stationary heat hanging below the concrete slab. I miss seeing trees dance as they are tickled by the whimsical wind. As I wade through the snow covered ground, I notice…

Barrel Children

  For as long as I can remember, my excitement about Christmas revolved around receiving barrels packed with a variety of material love from my absentee mother. As a barrel child, the gathering of family to celebrate the festive season had become foreign. I met many girls who were just like me, all children of mothers who…