Cutting Trail by Up Popped a Fox
Hat, gloves, coat, snow pants, boots, skis, poles, anxiety and self-consciousness. When I cross-country ski, I like to step into a previously cut trail. I take comfort in the smooth, clean parallel lines stretching out before me. A cut trail makes it easier so I try.
But what would happen if I cut my own trail?
ABOUT VIKKI: Vikki Reich writes about the intersection of contemporary lesbian life and parenthood at her personal blog Up Popped A Fox and is a Managing Editor for VillageQ, a site that gives voice to the experience of LGBTQ parents. She is also the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities. She is a 2013 recipient of the Beyond the Pure Fellowship for writers. Her writing has also appeared Huffington Post, Autostraddle and Aiming Low.
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