Mom, don't die while Tena's in Alaska,
Your caregiving daughter's
2-week dream vacation
away from the daily distress of you.
I was glad you
still had your sense of humor.
You laughed again
"The Poet Laureate of Hell's Kitchen," Chocolate Waters began writing poems when she was eight. That was the same age she burned down a barn smoking. She has received many grants and fellowships, produced four books and been published in hundreds of print and on-line journals. The Greatest Hits of Chocolate Waters, a "Sapphic Classic" chosen by Sinister Wisdom (the longest-running dyke magazine in the U.S.) will appear sometime in 2022. Her latest collection, Muddying the Holy Waters, will be produced by Eggplant Press in 2020. Yes, she loves cats!