April 3/365 Houses

M tells me that fifty years ago she hid in the bushes between our homes, looking at our bright windows, and wishing that she could come inside. Scary things happened in her house – drugs, sex, strangers passed out in the basement. She survived. Now an earth mother, her house in the woods echoes with music and children laughing.




7 thoughts on “April 3/365 Houses

  1. I’m glad M is doing well now, despite her childhood. And I must find that photo of me that resembles you. (You’re the laughing one, right?)


  2. Wow M. looks like me at her age. I am so happy she is having a happy adulthood, but I hate the idea of children being afraid in their own homes.


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