Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Mami, Interrupted

Shortly before my mother died, I was moved to write this piece. It was such a crazy time, I’m amazed I had the clarity to write anything at all. The good people at Slow Trains immediately agreed to publish it.


“This is not material,” I tell myself as I lean in to kiss her. “This is your mother.” But it is material. Like the brainwashed assassin who can’t help but kill, I have been trained to write.

Maria Moreno de Santiago 1937 – 2007.