To the Girls Who Shared Their Aqua Net With Me

For the past few summers, I've been getting together with a small group of friends from high school. Each year we seem to add a friend or two, like charms to a bracelet. And though it's been nearly thirty years since we threw our mortar boards into a cloudy, June sky, it's easy to slip back into a friendship... Continue Reading →

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To All the Moms I’ve Loved Before

First was the mother who cradled me, belly then arms; the one who checked for breath in the middle of the night and stayed up until dawn slaying fevers, the one who documented first teeth and words, who started a living record in her memory. The mother who held out her arms to catch my first tentative... Continue Reading →

The Body (A Love Letter)

What is the difficulty in stripping layers of cloth and standing bared in front of my own reflection? It should be easier to face a reflection in the mirror than it is to face the secrets of a soul; easier to bare a breast, a hip, an ankle than to see unmasked the wings and... Continue Reading →

Little Ditty about Jack and Diane

I hope Jack and Diane rang in the New Year by sucking on chili dogs out behind the Tastee Freez. I, on the other hand, celebrated by belting out the solid gold hits of my youth with friends. I should add that I can't sing. Let me clarify: I can't sing well. But I"m loud. And... Continue Reading →

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D.E. Haggerty

Writer, Blogger, Book Addict

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