Dear White People: Accountability check (one year later)

Dear White People, A year ago, I wrote this post.  When I wrote it, I felt pretty good about it.  It felt like…you know…a pretty solid piece of writing.  And then people read it and shared it and, where most of my other posts reached a high of, like 100 views, this one quickly reached... Continue Reading →

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Flawed ferocity and loving humility

When I got out of my car at the store today, there was a dead cardinal in the parking lot. As I passed it, I let out an involuntary, “oh!” and stood for a moment, looking at the beauty of its wings, at its fierce and fragile structure, at the miracle of its life existing... Continue Reading →

Teach me to be a window

I lost a friend this week.  A smart, vibrant, compassionate, passion-filled young woman I have known since she was small lost her life to brain cancer, and I am heart-broken.  The world was just brighter knowing she was in it.  My life is better for having had her in it. For most of us, navigating... Continue Reading →

Day 12(ish): On Anger

So remember when I promised I was going to write for 30 days, and then I got to day 11 and disappeared? I’m back. And I’ll write the other 19 days. I just can’t promise they’ll be consecutive. Oh well: my blog, my rules. Know what I did this weekend? I bought a punching bag.... Continue Reading →

Day 10: This Is For My Sisters

This is for my sisters whose hearts break open with each new dawn. For those whose pulse sounds desperate in their temples. For beating hearts bruising tremulous veins. For those wearing skin like suits of armor: we are gladiators passing as sister, mother, daughter, friend; our breasts and waistlines labeled with adjectives not seen in... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Living Edgelessly

A really quick poem: Living Edgelessly Being a poet means living edgelessly on the verge. Always free- falling through life and line-breaks, there are poems in the vulnerability I carry like pocket-knife. In the lethal words I swallow. In the explosive battle of worth. I sweat from the outside in. Let water pool between my... Continue Reading →

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