Family Poems

Mother Do you remember when you called me because you’d taken some pills and you needed someone to lead you home. I can still hear the angry horns through your car phone, feel my heart tumbling into my stomach, as I struggled to help you navigate a route you’d taken hundreds of times. You made … More Family Poems

My Mentally Ill Brother Might Be the Next Headline

I just came home from a 4-hour long session with a psychiatrist who deals with mentally ill, developmentally delayed patients. He is one of a handful who has this role in the entire state of Virginia. “Many mental health clinics and hospitals don’t want to deal with people who are the ‘R’ word,” he said, … More My Mentally Ill Brother Might Be the Next Headline