Saturday, July 6, 2019

Very Truly Yours

Photo Credit Eve Hannah

I'm taking an online writing class this summer with teachers Robin Rice and Emily McDowell at The writing prompts are pictures and we are free to write whatever we'd like to as inspired by the photo.

The first time I saw you, there was blood and wet in your hair. You were assigned to me in that moment. I am yours. You will try to focus on my face and when you’re older you’ll point at me and laugh. You might give me a funny name like Dandan or Lou but your family will refer to me as your “imaginary friend” because they’ve lost their vision.

My palm will rest on your fevered head. I will touch your mother on the shoulder to get her attention when you’ve slipped away from her on the busy sidewalk. She’ll call it “mother’s intuition,” and I suppose that’s as good a name as any. You will have both joy and sadness. I can’t stop the world from happening to you, nor do I want to. That’s not the point. I will try my best to feel like hope. I am yours.