Category Archives: What a Southern Girl Dreams

parenthood

In the first dream I can’t remember if she is still alive, and get stressed about whether I should I have sent flowers or a card or myself. So I go home to find out. Deeper in, second dream, she … Continue reading

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In Which Our Heroine Has Finally Figured Out How Roots Work

This isn’t fancy or sentimental or romantic: I’ve decided I want to buy a house. I want a safe, stable space for children to be in. So my new life goal is to work the everloving hell out of my … Continue reading

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little cat feet

Today I woke thickly, slushed out of the bed and confused my way into the kitchen, looking for evidence of meaning. Is the roommate here? Am I supposed to do something? Did a thing happen? Why am I? I can’t … Continue reading

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Maybe someday

Okay, I’ve been trying to resist saying this for 2 months now, but I can’t hold it in anymore: I miss New Orleans. I miss BBQ. I miss the Gulf Coast. I miss my kids at the youth center. I … Continue reading

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forecast

The Equinox is here and, true to form, Portland is overcast and cool. I’m trying not to adjust to it–I know that San Francisco is going to be hot and sunny still when I return, and I am returning, even … Continue reading

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Protected: I wish in between, it could just fly.

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Sea Change

It’s Sunday at the cafe, pecan pancakes are scented with orange zest, it’s almost cool enough inside to get away with drinking the tea hot. Bright red juice is so heavy with ginger and beets it punches me in the … Continue reading

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