The hurricane that danced around my mother’s house wore the exasperated expression of a cartoon character. The Halloween party had to be cancelled because the fake cobwebs were soaked, and the roof tiles were all over the lawn. Until the next time, I toast Wilma, as she backs away. Wilma tells us that next time we will find out her real name. I won’t wear the costume of that witch again. She says you will see me rise in concentric circles around your mother’s house, and you will run inside like she can protect you.
Jill Bronfman is a professor, lawyer, non-profit worker, and parent. In recent years, her work has been published in Genre: Urban Arts, Ripples in Space, Mothers Always Write, Talking Writing, Coffin Bell Journal, Flock, Wanderlust Journal, Quiet Lightening, and a variety of law and technical books and periodicals. She has performed her work in Poets in the Parks and LitQuake.
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