Wednesday, April 08, 2015

"Spring has returned. 
The Earth is like a child who knows poems."
~Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, April 03, 2015

It happened when I was sitting in Biology class....all this talk of DNA and cell replication. Taking notes for my special student, whose DNA and cells struggled to create a replica of his parents. I was a little lost in thought, twisting the hidden lock of matted hair, turning it over and over in my fingers ....the hidden shrine, something permanent to help me remember.

That's what I thought happened....that it was the DNA talk....and the distracted daydreaming.

My cheeks flushed, and my heart burned. A presence. I began writing your name, over and over, on the piece of a teenage girl with a school-girl crush....Noelle Elise, Noelle Elise... to see what the written name looked like. The name that came to me in a dream, when I woke up one morning and knew who you were.

But, then at home, a reminder that it had been two years. 
To the day. 
I'm sorry you couldn't stay.
A song for Good Friday.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

"There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say "It is yet more difficult than you thought." This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings." 
-Wendell Berry

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

About Hope

I know a boy
with a dent in his head...
it must have happened
when his mother got mad.
"Women", he sneers,
even though he's now older...
then timidly places
his hand on my shoulder.

Monday, February 06, 2012

it don't matter what he said, child.
love don't act like that.
rid your mind of those lies, child.
he ain't where it's at.

i got love that purifies.
doesn't victimize.
it don't matter what he said,
love don't act like that.

take back what is yours, child.
don't let him come stealin' round.
love... it ain't no thief, child.
it ain't gonna bring you down.

so get down on your knees, child.
it's time to restore your crown.
they're dancin' round the throne for you.
grace is showerin' down.

i love you so very wild, child...
so don't listen to what he say.
you're about to be adorned, child...
you're a phoenix and you're rising today.