MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist & Writer, San Francisco Bay Area

Para Mi Mama

This is a photo of my mom with from before I was born. Isn’t she a beautiful? Mama, thank you for your selfless caring for me & Enn & GK too, for that matter. I know it’s hard for you Read more…


“Presence”

About being pregnant with Zee. Presence Who gave me Life? I don’t mean me here, sitting with functioning humanity, just Being or Doing, Thinking or Knowing. . . I mean this Life that’s hunkered down in me, going from idea Read more…


The Belly is Under Control

Still on bedrest, but not at the hospital. Anyway…. I went to John Muir Hospital last nite, but all’s well. Of course, no contractions while there! But breath-taking ones that made me go there. Anyway, this baby Zee is fine. Read more…


Bedrest

On strict bedrest as of today! These contractions! I get to be strictly confined to bedrest, not even getting up for meals at the table. So glad for netflix, latptop, wireless connection, my mom living here now so she takes Read more…


Is this Boring Enough?

What’s the most boring this I could write about? Not writing, I guess, or not posting. No picture, even. Two days of mostly sitting around after contractions & pain on Tuesday afternoon. It’s Thursday night now. I’ll be free, back Read more…


“Sweet”

Sweet He’s sweet energy rolled into hugs and kisses that rain down on him with fresh life and a love that has always been meant to be, love divine, love maternal, love complete, love paternal, he’s growing up, growing Hope, Read more…


All Mine

I love Enn. I wrote this after a very very hard day as a mom, but I’m writing about the good things coz that’s what I wanna think about! So amazing how at just two and a half, Enn can Read more…


“Give to Me”

Give to Me Take away uncertainty and give me wide open spaces of breathable air– where I see ocean, oceans, and miles of sunlight, and the earth that takes me there. ~Maritza Ruiz-Kim  ©2006 01/31/06 mrk Dju- I wrote this Read more…


Good Days

Is there anyone sweeter than your own child on a good day? My little one carries a special capacity for compassion and kindness, and he surprises me sometimes. Other times…. So! This morning he woke at 3am, crying. I am Read more…


“Mornings”

So I wrote this poem today, and it really is mostly about Today with a capital “T”. At least I got a good poem out of it! There are days when I am so stretched as a person, as a Read more…


Early Toddler Mornings

Enn woke up and must have decided that he would make this a day to *explore*. He snapped awake and declared he wanted snack. Are you hungry? I asked- and yes, I’m hungry! he said. He ate/grazed on food from Read more…


Being Taken on a Walk

Coming home from an errand and Enn greets me at the car (my mom was home with him.) He walks to the side of the carport, and looks back at me- “come on, mama!” and waves his hand forward towards Read more…


“See”

From what I remember about what it was like to hold the baby I have birth to, looking into his old soul eyes. See Your eyes, warm and surprised, perhaps they will see who I am. Then tell me. Your Read more…


“Up to Now”

Here’s another one! What do you think? About my sweet boy that I love dearly dearly! And I have another on the way, another boy! Anyway, another poem… Up to Now And there is Now the laughter the running, jumping I Read more…


“Ocean Beach, San Francisco”

Here’s a poem I wrote while dating my husband- I also had it printed on my wedding program, um, like 8 years ago. Here’s my SECOND post, since July last year, but I thought I’d give it one more try! Read more…