Building Up The Bones

I am ready to build my house, now I have bones to to build my walls Feathers to put a roof over my head Stories to lay as my foundations. My windows will be made of eyes So that when I look out of my house, I will see souls The fences around my house…

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Crystallized: A Poem

Blue lips Cold bird Half-buried in snow. Don’t tell me You’re gone. White boughs Heavy Limbs That ache, tired. When you fell In On the twenty-first of December I knew Then. Summer is here now But you are still Crystallized. Don’t tell me – I know. Where you’ve gone. Image: “Dormantic” by Gohmn on ello.co

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Carnations (Water): A Poem For Mother’s Day

I Water seeps from between your fingernails Gushes from between your legs Drips from the corners of your eyes When you open your mouth there is water When you open your eyes you are water Carnations bloom from your fingers Lilacs sprout from your hair Daisies adorn your ankles Lilies bursts from your breasts Crowning your hips, your thighs,…

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Mirrors: A Poem

“Forget him” was the most useless advice anyone ever gave me. “Forget about him,” my friends said. “You deserve better, anyway.” Forget him. The thought had occurred to me one night years before, but it meant nothing to my hoofbeat heart, stampeding in my chest, meant nothing to my butterfly eyes, wings beating open every five…

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This Is How To Love Her: A Poem

This is how to love her: Tell her about that summer you spent every night staring at the stars. Ask her which is her favorite constellation– Orion, Gemini, Scorpio? Listen. This is how to love her: Play her the CD you listened to for two months straight when you were seventeen. She might laugh at…

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The Grand Canyon: A Poem

The Colorado River carves through two countries, Seven states, And half the history of the world. They say it took seventeen million years (What patience, what strength!) To carve a line so deep you cannot see the bottom. To think that you and I Achieved the same feat In a single day (Our strength Is of a…

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Devotional: Goodbye

“Perhaps tragedies are only tragedies in the presence of love, which confers meaning to loss. Loss is not felt in the absence of love.” – Elizabeth Alexander “I’ve never really said goodbye to anyone.” – KSR Image credit: Fiore Rosso, “Frequency 68, Hill 60”

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Devotional: Fear

I am afraid of so many things I cannot count them all. like failure, for instance there are uncountably many ways to fail and I am afraid of all of them. or sadness and its harsher twin, weakness. I fear them both. yes, darkness too there’s a reason I don’t go out to howl at…

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Blind Like Water: A Poem

Tonight, I will sleep in the garden Buried under rocks and sand A man will come with a rake every now and then To carve lines into my body And he will say “The flowers are sweet today.” At night when the lights are quiet The moon like a sea shell washed ashore by a…

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Renaissance

The sky is bright today The sky is bright today Pitter-patter, says the rain, beating on my thigh My hands are alive The water falls in myriad ways A fern swallows me The sky is bright today — This poem is meant to accompany this photo, which is a visual representation of an epiphany of…

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