The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

Mom, Your Words Are Lost, and I Don’t Know How To Find You

“I cried when I wrote this song. Sue me if I play too long.” Steely Dan

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I pull Dad’s rolling desk chair to the recliner. It is 92 degrees out. You are wrapped in a maroon felt blanket like a shroud. You are so still.” Golden Girls” is on. You love that show. I resent it.

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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.