New Poem “Head of the Table” Published at The Bookends Review

Today I’m honored to share that my poem “Head of the Table” has been published. Usually, I’d include lots of exclamation points at the end of that sentence. (And believe me, I feel that way!! See?) But “Head of the Table” is one of my most personal poems and more solemn and reflective than others that have been published so far. So I feel a mix of excitement, nostalgia, pride, and wistfulness right now. But that’s a good thing, I think.

(Read more after the jump.)

You can read “Head of the Table” at The Bookends Review. You’ll also find a short commentary that explains what inspired me to write the poem.

Feel free to share your thoughts about “Head of the Table” by commenting below.

6 thoughts on “New Poem “Head of the Table” Published at The Bookends Review

  1. This is a really powerful piece. I love what you said in the note. I recently felt that somber tone with the passing of my grandmother in August. My parents are the matriarch and patriarch generation and it’s chilling.

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    • I agree, it’s a chilling thing to think about. And not something we want to think about either, as a result. But it’s the reality we face once all of our grandparents have passed away. Thank you for your comments, and I hope you and your family are doing OK. *hugs*


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