I could list all the reasons why I've been absent, but thought a poem would be better.
Why Poems (and Blog Posts) Aren't Written
The end of school
beginning of summer
laundry needs folding
house needs cleaning
mind and body never in the same place at the same time
pens out of ink
pencil points broken
inspiration flown the coop
In all honesty, my mom was in the hospital for three months and the travel and worry made it really hard to be present anywhere. She's home now with 24-hour nursing care and a plan in place that says there will be no more hospital visits. I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my heart and mind around what that means.
In the meantime, I'm teaching summer school and getting on with the business of life. I'm sorry I haven't been here. I have missed you and missed blogging. I hope you'll join me this week and write a list poem. I'm going to keep going and see if I can't write something a bit more inspirational.