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  • Shattered

    My nights are cut in piecesThe fabric of sleep shatteredBy wails and wrigglesA hallucinatory no-timeBetween wake and sleepSuspended in longing for darkness and dreamsFor silence and space.Here I lie.Shattered.Crammed between two bodies that need me.That call me their mother.What am I?I cannot feel myself.I hold […]

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  • Shared sleep

    You are there to greet me when I crawl into bed, willing the covers to be silent as I pull them over us. Your moth breath, your long lashes on cream cheeks, hands curled into soft chubby fists. My heart is still… and pounding at […]

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  • Until the Light of Morning – CD review

    “I have just come downstairs from singing my children to sleep. What a wonderful experience. No fighting or tears, just two sweaty little bodies gradually growing limper in my arms as slumber and song intertwined and lulled them, my words perhaps painting the start of their […]

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  • The lost art of lullaby

    I have just come downstairs from singing my children to sleep. What a wonderful experience. No fighting or tears, just two sweaty little bodies gradually growing limper in my arms as slumber and song intertwined and lulled them, my words perhaps painting the start of their […]

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  • Adventures without sleep

    Adventures without Sleep: how to survive a nightwaking child -2000 word article -published in JUNO, Winter 2010 WHOEVER COINED THE phrase “sleeping like a baby” was not, I would bet, a parent. Of course, there are some who are blessed with wonder-babies who sleep through the […]

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