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LISTENING ELSEWHERE

There are moments in my mind’s eye when I see us. I see him turned away from me, his left shoulder jutting from the sheets like a ridgeline, the nape…

SOMETIMES THERE IS JUST NO WAY AROUND IT

You want to ‘motherfuck’ everyone.You want to punch the old lady in line in the grocery store,in the throat, before she says another word.You want to tell the male barista“It’s…

ICONOGRAPGHY

When there is nothing left to say,who do you pray to?To be delivered,to be returned to your self? Inanna on her hook?Persephone folding winter back?Demeter demanding her daughter’s return? Or…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROSA PARKS

Today is the birthday of Rosa Parks, the woman known as The First Lady of Civil Rights and The Mother of The Civil Rights Movement and  in the U.S. for her…

PRAYER / BENEDICTION / UPRISING

Read a book. Write a poem. Make a meal for someone you love. Play music that lifts your heart and sing along. Read poems out loud even if you are…

CHRISTMAS; DUSK

Snowdrifts skimming ice crust on Christmas Day,my hair caught in the updraft as the sun set,my ribcage caving in the cold because I wantedto see the sun in the last…

STAND WITH STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE

As support for the peaceful Water Protectors at Cannon Ball, North Dakota continues to grow, and more people become aware of this critical standoff between the protectors and the continued…

AVAILABLE LIGHT

Half-light, moonlight, the settle-down light of dusk,the first lavender rush of dawn that reminds meof the skin at the corners of your velvet mouth,storm light, sunlight through the stained glass…

TO BE HOPEFUL

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of…

TAOS PUEBLO STANDS WITH STANDING ROCK

WATER IS LIFE PRAYER CEREMONY AT TAOS PUEBLO Today, the Taos Pueblo held a Water Is Life Prayer Dance at the Taos Pueblo, in support of the Standing Rock Protectors.…

BLOODTALK: ROSEDBUD INDIAN RESERVATION

BLOODTALK You and I, we meet in words.It is the language that bridges us. You say pleased, I say pleasure.Our hands shake. You say velvet.  I breathe deeply.I say cobalt. …

I AM GOING TO

10 8 2016 I’m going to let her go.I’m going to cry in my sleep tonight.I’m going to hold a sip of bourbonin my mouth until my tongue goes numb.I’m…

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