Woke up, a poem

The family was gathered in the kitchen, cooking, laughing, dancing
then I woke up
Some of us moved away to make new lives for ourselves, we called each other to check in
then I woke up
I call my Mama every Sunday for a chat
then I woke up
My sisters, brother and our children, along with grandchildren are planning our next family vacation
then I woke up
We are listening to each other with empathy
then I woke up
I hear a little voice calling “mama”
then I woke up

People to follow, books to read, etc

I have suggestions for people to follow, books to read, etc for you.

If you don’t follow, Heather Cox Richardson, political historian and author, I highly suggest you do. (Thanks Wendy for suggesting her to me!) She gives a daily summary of the day’s news and weekly informative videos. It’s crossed my mind, she could be a part of online curriculum for high school, college kids. I’m learning history from her. If you aren’t on facebook, you may still be able to access her, give a try.
I have listened to her interview with Bill Moyers yet, but will: Bill Moyers and Heather

This week, I attended a webinar put on by Books Are MagicMichele FilgateKiese Laymon (who I seem to follow where ever he goes) Nayomi Munaweera and Brian Gresko all spoke in celebration of the paperback version of What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About. I can not wait to read this book of essays after listening to each writer. Gleaned some inspiration and writing tips from this webinar.

So much to read, so much to write about and fight for. Life is busy for the foreseeable future. I’ve got house/pet sitting the next few weekends. I’m cleaning for a family while they are out of town. Before the pandemic, I was nanny for their three year old twin boys. They feel like family. I’m having too much fun cleaning for them!
Could write more, but gotta get busy. It’s gunna be a hot one this weekend. Great time to clean out the frig to stay cool.

Don’t forget to stock up on stamps and send things to people you care about via USPS!

All writers, events, books are clickable links. Thanks for reading.