8 Minutes in Heaven

To make my grandmother’s special chicken and noodles you must first be fearless. You gotta clean your hands and enter her kitchen with your sins washed away for she will see them. All of them, saying nothing as she stirs the fine flour into a dusty powder. You wont need to speak much as herContinue reading “8 Minutes in Heaven”

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Listen To The Words Coming Out of My Mouth

Words spill out and fall to the floor, breaking the silence, shattering it like the simple  wine glass cast from its spot after a meal gone cold.  Whole sonnets could dance between the sound of your sigh and our last good laugh, your fond hello, and frantic goodbye.  Words filled your sports bag and tookContinue reading “Listen To The Words Coming Out of My Mouth”

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Tied Up

Lately my limbs have new knots Because Im tied up in your trees With branches that tangle and twist  From ankle to wrist. And the song birds sleep in the palm of my hands… Their song like a prayer You cannot understand them, if you don’t care to listen There are people you meet who can level youContinue reading “Tied Up”

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Midnight In The Garden Of…

Before the dawn breaks the sky and interrupts this perfect night… know this, I had fun. I laughed at you, and with you, and a lot at myself because I am so ridiculous. When daylight comes, I will move from this spot, and find another… and I will remember how I felt last night, andContinue reading “Midnight In The Garden Of…”

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Speak Not, Hear Not, See Not

So as not to be seen, I stepped so slowly, with such purpose. So as not to be heard, I held my breath, and let my fingers stretch forward So as not to disturb you I have silenced my Siren Call. Making port in one particular harbor, nearby. So to keep moving I have pulledContinue reading “Speak Not, Hear Not, See Not”

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A letter to my son…

I remember the day you were born. I held you in my arms and marveled at how I could ever have made something this perfect. And every single day since then I have been in awe of you. You occupy physical space here on earth, but you are far from earthly, my son. I usedContinue reading “A letter to my son…”

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Hard Hearted Harbinger

There are a few crumbs left on the table. The crumblings of the things we dared to dream, and the sense that we could become more than we seem. Don’t worry, I can manage them. They have become my new companion. I didn’t sleep last night, or the night before but when the dawn came…Continue reading “Hard Hearted Harbinger”

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I got a major case of the diabolical dib dabs of the blow hoe and other categorical catastrophes!

I think everything is returning to normal around my house. A new normal. Recently, we had a death in the family, and one displaced mother, and replaced with aunties and uncles and love and heartache and stress galore, and one seriously lost child, and someone ( I’m not naming names) ate all the good HalloweenContinue reading “I got a major case of the diabolical dib dabs of the blow hoe and other categorical catastrophes!”

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