Monthly Archives: June 2012

~hold the night~

~hold the night~ ~sun goes down~ ~darkness fallin’~ ~moon comes out~ ~night voice callin’~ ~the wild ones howl~ ~fever’s higher~ ~heat of night~ ~got the blood desire~ ~hold the night~ ~hold the night~ ~hold the night~ ~where can you go~ … Continue reading

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~after blessing~

~blessed be the grave~ ~the afterlife~ ~we cannot forget~ ~that which we do not forgive~ ~wrongs cannot be undone~ ~victims & survivors understand~ ~life goes on~ ~witnesses & confessors~ ~press hands against that final door~ ~raise their heads & move … Continue reading

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~Momma’s Hands~

Momma’s hands held mine, patty-cake, tickling my piggies, baby powder soft. “I was raised by sisters in a Catholic orphanage,” she told me. My tiny fists around her fingers, I learned to walk in Momma’s hands. Momma’s hands offered love … Continue reading

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~night fires/night shade~

~we gathered in smoke rooms~ ~awaiting night shade~ ~naked as mice~ ~my sons & me~ ~dancing with devils~ ~avoiding your gods~ I wrote Night Fires a while back. My youngest son, Zedidiah, handed off some of his writing to me. … Continue reading

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~comin’ down easy~

~comin’ down easy~ {the 8th day} ~what began well over a thousand days ago~ ~the scribbles in this book~ ~a self-imposed lonely sojourn~ ~away from all known comfort & peace~ ~fourteen hundred miles from home~ ~I found the bottom of … Continue reading

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~morning~

~these thousands~ ~days of my life~ ~whenever I chance the dawn~ ~its sun bathes my face~ ~with a wildness beyond~ ~any human conception~ ~serenity deeper than~ ~what lies behind~ ~closed lid eyes~ ~attended by bird-speak~ ~over nest & kin~ ~a … Continue reading

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~Every Child~

~it’s in their eyes each~ ~epiphany~ ~children~ ~whose truth is~ ~faith & love~ ~hunger for learning~ ~anxious to celebrate~ ~each moment of life~ ~look there~ ~what do you see~ ~oh yes~ ~what do you~ ~feel~ ~in the vast~ ~expansive universe~ … Continue reading

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