Love Poem # 3

This week our son turns ten

everything is breaking records

our hearts in the guinness books

yours, mine and we make it look


easy they say

like we planned all this 

like we knew what we were doing

like we’d read it all in the books

instead of in the stars

the stars

star crossed and star gazed 

and it’s been ten years

since we formed this alliance

our witness now stares up at us

thinks us weird, foreign, old

can’t grasp how his parents 

became one united force

in what he thinks must be 

against him

but for me we are easy to imagine

there is no ‘work’ involved, 

no buzz words or buzz kill

it is simply that i still hang on your words

and forgive me mine


About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County ( She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (
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