I am excited to share my poem published on ONE ART: a journal of poetry. If you enjoy a new poem in your inbox every day as I do, subscribe to ONE ART. https://oneartpoetry.com/2023/03/23/family-portrait-by-kathi-crawford/
Flesh and Bone by Kathi Crawford
I am excited to share my poem on Ephemeral Elegies. If you enjoy a new poem in your inbox every day as I do, subscribe to Ephemeral Elegies.
Part One— Birth upon birth upon birth made us; a miracle of inherited flesh and bone. Our tethered hearts severed the day you left me at the door; my forehead pressed against the glass as rivulets of tears drained from my eyes. Part Two— It is said mothers raise daughters and love their sons. You believed I could be contained. Instead, I emerged a woman bawling and bellowing, a brown bear raised on her hind legs, fingers clawed.
About the Poet:
Kathi Crawford spends her days as a business and career coach and, by night, writes poetry, flash fiction and creative nonfiction. She hopes to create dialogue through her writing for the challenges of our time and as individuals. Her poetry has been featured in Drunk Monkeys. You can find her on Instagram @kathicrawford or visit her blog at https://adventureinbeingcom.wordpress.com/ or website: www.peoplepossibilities.com.
Ceilings by Kathi Crawford
I am thrilled to share my published poem "Ceilings" in Issue 8.1 / January 2023 / Drunk Monkeys Literary Magazine (https://www.drunkmonkeys.us/2017-posts/2023/1/16/poetry-ceilings-kathi-crawford). You can follow Drunk Monkeys to read all of the work they are publishing. Thank you for publishing my poem ❤️
2022 Reading Challenge
I have read 104 of 104 books for the 2022 Reading Challenge! What should I read next? http://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/31962696
Self Portrait as Riding Shotgun
Remembering my last road trip with dad in his purple pickup truck the color of “Barney.” Dad comfortable behind the wheel. He refused to fly on a plane. He was in charge and would not let me drive. We adventured the first time for a 36-hour drive when I turned 19 and moved south. Dad … Continue reading Self Portrait as Riding Shotgun
To tell you about myself, I want to tell you about Aunt Betty (Elizabeth) born on May 16, 1932 – two years after my dad. My grandparents had three children and they lived in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. Only their son, Terry Lee, born September 23, 1938, was buried in the same plot as my grandparents. He … Continue reading Aunt Betty
2021 Reading Challenge
I have read 52 of 52 books for the 2021 Reading Challenge! What should I read next? http://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/25721395
Let’s Take a Ride
At the age of nineteen, I pulled my brand new, cherry red, Toyota Corolla hatchback into a Houston, Texas Motel 6 parking lot in October 1980. What captured me immediately was the sunny, wide opened, blue sky. I’d escaped the gray, cloudy, closed in skies of Ohio two days before. With $500 in my pocket … Continue reading Let’s Take a Ride
The Box from Barcelona
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Christmas Market 2017 As we drove into Barcelona, I shared with my husband I wanted to buy a gift for our niece. It was November 27th, the last day of our vacation in Spain. I had been searching for the perfect gift for her the entire two weeks of our trip. I … Continue reading The Box from Barcelona
For the Love of Cleaning
Top: Nanna and me in her kitchen (1980's)Bottom: Nanna in her kitchen (1950’s) When I decided to continue my studies at Richland Community College in my early-twenties, I moved in with a friend to save money. I knew before doing so that she only cleaned her apartment once a month and, on that day, it … Continue reading For the Love of Cleaning