Book designer, editor & poet living in Topeka, Kan.
Transcript of texts with my beloved stepmom today (eleven years from being in the womb of my parents’ love in Chicago):
Me: “Thinking about you a lot today. Having coffee with you and dad ELEVEN YEARS ago and then you driving me to my community college classes. 2001. Love you guys.”
CJ (Chicago Jill): “Me too! I think about those days with you living in the basement apartment so much. I wish we could do it all over again! I would love to wake up to you guys every day.”
Ugh. My heart exists still in Chicago. A tiny portion of it, apart from myself. 600 miles.