Deborah Cameron

Rookie (2-23-1953 / Wurtzburg Germany)

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Little to tell. I am a much-divorced, hippy grandma struggling with depression and pain management who finds solace in writing and friends. more »

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When the papers are final, I pack the car
with our suitcases, a few boxes, my wedding dishes,

and I go home again. My three-year-old daughter
cries and throws her doll out of the window

for the last time somewhere near Topeka. I drive
all night with the map upside down, a migratory bird

out of season, with only the homing instinct left intact.
My mother coos over the grandchild she has seen

just once, calls me her boomerang kid and tries to smile,
makes bright smalltalk, the good hostess

of a party she does not really want to give, ...

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