Who Am I, If Not Responsible?

This pedestal of responsibilityhas elevated me, out of reach,out of touch – lumps togetherchildren, mate, mother, sister… Caregiver extraordinairepresent overcrowded byobligations…am unwell,off topic, fed up, surely… I am other abled, have roomfor more – not martyr related –hesitant to plan, my purposefor being so intricately tuned to the needs of others, shouldquit while I’m ahead […]

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Martyr’s Lament and Superwoman’s Dark Side

MARTYR’S LAMENT I woke before dawn and drove through blinding snowstorms for you. I was lost, but without faltering, I altered course, and when I could drive no further, I set out on foot, navigating treacherous snow and ice, risking my life, pushing forward against all odds for you. So that you could get where […]

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Eating Wiener Schnitzel

He wants Wiener Schnitzel and egg rolls – a complicated request, yet she will try to acquiesce, selects a restaurant where the former is a speciality, hopes he’ll forgive absence of latter – it’s busy here and she’d rather be home, or somewhere quieter (though she’d never say so) feels her insecurities sliding into the […]

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The Narcissist’s Argument

My wife stayed up all night, waited for my sisters arrival; told her they would get here when they get here, but still she remained vigilant – would rather lose sleep than let go. Cooked them a late night meal, even though I told her one is watching her figure and the other precise in […]

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Superwoman’s Dark Side

fine-cut crystal, silver and gold sparkle and entice.  the table is laid for guests aplenty. savory aromas conjure visions of sumptuous gravy, delectable roast, crisp-cooked vegetables, and decadent desserts. she’d stop to admire her handiwork, but the children, tired and hungry and bored with the waiting, tug at her hem. Waiting.  It is her greatest […]

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Martyr’s Lament

I have waken before dawn and driven through blinding snowstorms for you. I have been lost, but without faltering, have altered course, and when I could drive no further, I set out on foot navigating treacherous snow and ice, risking my life pushing forward against all odds,for you. So you could get where you needed […]

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