The way my father participated in our birth,
his getting to know us, was by touch.
Each of his newborns were bathed
With olive oil, solely by him . . . .
From "Italian Homecoming" by Sarah Lagomarsino
Sarah's poems have appeared in Late Peaches, The Rendezvous, a publication of Air Force Nurses, Yoga Stanza, The Sacramento Walking Sticks Newsletter, and Tule Review. Three of Sarah's poems were selected and performed in The River City Anthology, a production by The Sacramento Actors Workshop and the Sacramento Poetry Society.
-- Connie Gutowsky