bread and jam and strawberries

They tell me that my first word was strawberry. Of course, it was more like sogabie, but a valient effort nonetheless. Before mother, before father, it was a fruit. … They read to me about a badger whose favorite food is bread and jam. It is called Bread and Jam for Frances. I do not … More bread and jam and strawberries

the first death

I am so young that I can’t remember the world being anything other than enormous. The road from our apartment to the park winds too close to being a journey I can’t make on six-year-old feet. My father holds my hand as I balance on the curb. I must have walked so many miles that … More the first death