Tipton Poetry Journal
Pilgrimage Heather Truett Mexico - the drug cartel is on the TV screen in the waiting room. Once a month, sitting in one of these wooden chairs, well-worn fabric and mottled carpet in gray green blue cream, and my son asking the time again and again. It’s always the news, no matter how many small children occupy the space, legs kicking at those wooden chairs. All of us, waiting, are stressed and struggle with our own demons or the myriad of issues that affect our kids. That stress, the many-lettered disorders, are why we’re here. ADHD, AS, TS, NOS, OCD, MDD, PDD... What’s your label? Your drug? Your reason to see the good doctor? Heather Truett has been published in The Mom Egg, The Paintsville Herald, Jackson Free Press, The Invitation Tupelo, Busy Parents Online, Everyday Musings, Divine Revolution, Teen Love: On Friendship, Tweetspeak Poetry, Crazy Good Parent, and Vine Leaves Literary. A coalminer’s granddaughter who grew up lip-syncing to Loretta Lynn, she is a mom to boys, the wife of a minister in Mississippi and a novelist represented by Peter Knapp of New Leaf Literary.