Monday, March 3, 2008
Thanks for writing in!
Yesterday I received several messages from mothers and wives of soldiers who are about to be deployed to Iraq. Some had seen a poem from my new book on the Lives page of the NY Times Magazine yesterday (Sunday, March 2), and wanted to write in that they could relate. The poem, "Inventory", is about watching my son pack and prepare for his first deployment. Thank you for writing in. I was touched by your words. I want to invite anyone reading this posting who wants to share their experience of watching a husband, son, daughter, loved one, prepare for deployment, to send it to my e-mail or blog. Let me know, when you send, if it's okay with you for me to post your message for others to read. My best to you, F