On Becoming Brighter

On Becoming Brighter

Between bright skies and shadowed mountains, the desert is known for its high contrast landscapes. The desert is also the space where a soul can be healed. It’s no wonder why I feel a safe space here unglazed natural tan … Continue reading

A Place to Hide

A Place to Hide

This little acorn is an avid hide and seek player, assured she is completely invisible yet geared up to screech in delight when my hands loom inches away from her anticipating the squeeze. This kind of purity and transparency is … Continue reading

I Wonder at Times

I Wonder at Times

It’s not an uncommon scene around here to find accoutrements of polite fashions—lace, sequence, ribbons, yarn, feathers, and one of our favorite’s washi tapes. While we don’t adorn ourselves with them, instead we keep ourselves preoccupied with and tinker with … Continue reading

Silenced No More

Silenced No More

“My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie themselves.” -Hermann Hesse At nightfall, … Continue reading

Brightest Light of the Soul

Brightest Light of the Soul

Adios ego, I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see it succumb once and for all. Feeling its resistance and all its tall tales, first burst of tears then glimpses of candor through the refractions of the … Continue reading

On the Couch

On the Couch

I wrote about this my first year in college. I have the original on a floppy disk, remember those? However, no device to plug it into to retrieve my writings from back in the day. Whatever I wrote, had my … Continue reading

In the Zone

In the Zone

Nothing like the carefree play of this age—the freedom of no cellular connectivity. It’s the decades before 2000, the street kid mentality in me trying to make a comeback. With only a land line, we were nearly impossible to find … Continue reading

Invictus

Invictus

Out of the night that covers meBlack as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance,I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is … Continue reading

Shed a Tear Cause I’m Missing You

Shed a Tear Cause I’m Missing You

Yesterday morning was a tough one. The distress came out in those glossy eyes, those eyes that when first opened I was there to receive. There she hunkered on the couch in the dark, alone to grieve for her mama. … Continue reading

Standing in the Hall of Fame

Standing in the Hall of Fame

That spirit blows through every now and then and only after a time of vetting do you get to the inner truths of the soul. To try the spirit of human beings, of what mettle they are made of that … Continue reading