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Moon for Our Daughters
By Annie Finch

Moon that is linking our daughters’
Choices, and still more beginnings,
Threaded alive with our shadows,

These are our bodies’ own voices,
Powers of each of our bodies,
Threading, unbroken, begetting

Flowers from each of our bodies.
These are our spiraling borders
Carrying on your beginnings,

Chaining through shadows to daughters,
Moving beyond our beginnings,
Moon of our daughters, and mothers.


After taking Maddy to work in the morning, we went to College Park with Daniel, picked up Adam, went to Blaze Pizza for lunch, came home to drop off his things, then went to my parents' house to celebrate my mother's milestone birthday that I'm sure she would rather I not cite by number. My sister Nicole's family was there, her eldest daughter having arrived from California in the morning and the other two with Nicole and her husband a few hours later. We eventually retrieved Maddy from work and spent a lovely afternoon catching up, watching old family movies featuring my grandparents and other relatives, and eating a lot, including three desserts, all of which were great. A few pics, including one we recreated from a milestone birthday in 2002:

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