Monday, January 31, 2011


Puddling - Case Against

Puddling into tears
is not my style.
It scares me.
When the worst
happens I need
earth under feet,
action to take,
no puddling
too scary to flow
liquid until crisis
has left debris.

Puddling - Case For

Tears wash resistance
out of body, loosen
muscles, bring restful
sleep, leave space
for fresh energy.
Puddling is passage,
not destination, not
oblivion, annihilation
Puddle crystalizes
into cleansed strength.

Victoria Hendricks
January 25, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Time Machine

In the middle of my sentence
shape shifts, time collapses.
You sit cross legged on floor,
nursing you sleeping son
and suddenly I feel the warm
weight of your baby head,
the hungry suckling of your
hot lips at my own nipple.
Family is a time machine.

Victoria Hendricks
January 18, 2011