Cheryl Snell’s Comments

In “Mother Won’t Move,” I was thinking of my eighty-five-year-old mother, who loves nothing more than to break the speed limit in her red sports car.

I wrote “Married to Geometry” the better to flirt with my mathematician husband.

“Indigo Hour” arose from a bout with nostalgia, triggered by canned music and smudged twilight.

“Shelter” was inspired by a photo of a huge banyan someone sent me. The look of the beast, those ground-breaking branches, reminded me of what we go through putting down roots, our false starts and reconciliations.