HOMEWORK by Terry Godbey The last time I stared at a sonogram screen, my husband held my hand. We watched the flickers of our son’s heartbeat, admired his runner’s legs that […]
I'm a Gloria Siren, a licensed attorney, and a mother of four adults. I own my own tools, drive a stick shift, am quite fond of my Old Country Roses china, can do the NY Times Crossword every day of the week, and am told I'm "high-maintenance." Whatever. I'm an experienced traveler who can navigate through airport security faster than George Clooney's character in "Up in the Air" (2009).
by Suzannah Gilman Ah, Labor Day, a day to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. What have I contributed? A whole […]
Metaphors by Sylvia Plath I’m a riddle in nine syllables, An elephant, a ponderous house, A melon strolling on two tendrils. O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers! This loaf’s big with […]
by Suzannah Gilman Not that long ago, I packed my four children into my mommy-van, making sure everyone was buckled in, prepared for the shopping trip in which […]
Have you seen this short essay by Julia Benson Connolly? It’s perfect for our Labor Day theme. Enjoy.
Work it, Girl! All through September, the Sirens will be singing songs of labor, whether it be childbirth labor, laboring toward artistic goals, or laboring to be the best selves we can […]
by Calypso Jewel Yeats if you thought Leda could not defend herself from a swan you didn’t understand how a woman loves a god who comes as something other than […]
by Wendy Goddard As roommates go, Mark the Stonemason possessed many qualities to recommend him, none more crucial than his being the recipient of my friend Charlotte’s love. Mark could size up […]
by Wendy Goddard Essence of fresh ripe tomato and homemade sauce mingle with garlic- scented meat and rendered fat as I bite into tender, yet crisp, tortillas. Having mastered the art […]
GLUTTONY: Bacon, bacon, and more bacon– a reblog from Go Jules, Go.