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For Mama (Remember)

Remember when you rocked me Singing soft and sweet Love in your voice brought tears to my eyes Remember when you prayed with us before bed Winding music boxes–gifts from my grandmothers– Dark became less fearful as you tucked me … Continue reading

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Origins

“I wasn’t always a Phoenix, soaring high
I fought my way here by choosing to die” Continue reading

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After the Grand Jury

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Hero’s Journey

Five sharpened swords slash my skin Lightning crashes all around To destroy my castle sanctuary A charioteer comes rolling past Smashing crystal goblets underfoot And he asks me, where I want to go I tell him that I just don’t … Continue reading

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We Mourn

Night falls God is dead The Earth keens in the throes of woe Sons rend their clothes Daughters beat their chests, crying into their Mother’s lap All is sorrow We Mourn We cannot wash the dead without a body Cannot … Continue reading

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To Winter, I Yield / Sleeper, Awaken!

Gone are the dog days of lounging minimally clad Pearls of sweat rolling down I long for the sticky, sweet Sun’s kiss Alas, He’s run away beyond the clouds A crisp, fall wind has come I bind my toes in … Continue reading

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On my mother’s passing, part II

We had the funeral on Friday, June 29th at my mother’s church. It was simple and quite nice. The mortician made my mother look almost alive. I thought she was going to sit up in her casket. I swear I … Continue reading

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