having spent my life making a thousand omissions of one kind or another the habit is hard to break but i've been trying hiding less and less the person i've become the life i have been building the not understanding is almost as painful as the not accepting and the holding back is more painful … Continue reading family

reversal, 2

as much as i despise glass-screened devices there is a guilty relief in seeing my mother sitting and scrolling for hours at the kitchen table: i can slink off to my room, as i have always done, but now i can pretend i am not leaving her alone.


the tables have turned now it is my father who sits staring intently at the computer screen in the living room giving terse replies when he replies at all gruff and separate disconnected as we've been for decades both of us playing a part in the silence, using screens to divide to escape both of … Continue reading reversal