Tag Archives: poetry

Quotidian Clarity: A Poem

It is not a room of my ownI am missing.But an offering,that opensmyself as homeFrom cozy wombto warm embrace.grow, nourish, careIt is nottearing outyellow wallpaperBut seeingtendrils of lifein dishes and laundry and lunchFrom filling what is empty,to giving rest and belonging.love, love, loveIt is not escape,shattered glass,nor caged bird freeBut buildinga place of hope and […]

The Geography of a Mob: A Poem

We painted Ru de la Sant├ęBy guillotine.Scheunenvietel glittered with violence. We turned the soil of Choeung Ekto plant bonesMississippi trees bore strange fruit We turned Kigali sanctuaryto Tutsi cemetery.American streets are safer than her wombs. We are the riotous, genocidal lynchers.Map lines cross and change, blood-thirsty people stay the same. We shouted–crucify himwhen it was […]

Leaky Pipe: A Poem on Tyranny

It began as a drip drip drip A nuisance but subtle enough to ignore I set down a few towels and forgot Days later I stepped and sank a wide circle of soft floor it grew unnoticed Still, tearing out the source would cost me more so I shut the door Until it burst. “at […]

Respice Finem: A Poem

We are so very good at ignoring death. We push it to the recesses of our minds till it is far out of reach, ignorable as we surround ourselves in comfort, entertainment, good works, power, or beauty. But inevitably it comes creeping back. Perhaps in those moments of solitude, when our phone dies, or maybe […]

A Day: A Poem of Motherhood

We live in an age where it is en vogue to complain about our children. I certainly take part in the laughter of the many escapades and light-hearted humor of child-rearing, but when the overwhelming narrative of our culture is: children are a nuisance, we ought to be careful to guard our hearts from this […]