Staying in her life

Staying in her life

I meet her now for lunch. We share food and conversation. I can check in on how she's doing. She can see that nothing bad is happening to me. Her…
Looking out the window

Closing the year

Here we are, approaching the end of the year. It's been nearly three years since my mother has reappeared. I'm no longer in full flaming freak-out. I'm no longer in…
a little light

Mom’s been found

I got a call from the police at 10:30 p.m. They found my mother in a park and saw the open missing persons report I made from the last time…
Labyrinth

Let’s start here

Homeless people are as diverse as other people we group together. I have heard friends and acquaintances talk about "these homeless people" followed by some overall judgement about how they're…

Getting used to this

It's happening. She's meeting with the psychiatric liaison at the police department, someone who could help change her life. After trying to get her help and mostly failing, it is…