Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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For the trifecta weekend challenge, to use the word for an animal as a verb, in exactly 33 words. Here are two offerings.

The first is about my mom; the second is an homage to mi viejo San Juan. Peace, Amy

THE ADDICT

Started at 14, in classic fashion, behind the barn. Later, her children badgered her: “Quit smoking, Mom!” It was the wanting to quit that was missing. She Cameled herself to an early grave.

ANGELITA AND CECI

Don’t know much Spanish, but the girls down the hall, they’re roommates, both Puerto Rican, clingy moms back home. Not a day goes by without one yelling to the other, “¡Llama tu madre!”

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil