The Most Misplaced

Misplaced Misplaced anger happens all the time, the biggest surprise is the angrier I feel, the more likely when I take a breath, think about it. The only one I am really anger at is me.

How Peace is Made

Tricky I asked again and again this tricky question. Why do some wars go on without ever seeming to end?   “Old blood” was the answer but I could not understand. Why would any ancestor not want fighting to end?   “Old blood” the voice repeated. I tried to comprehend, some families fearing change, won’t…

Street

Street Do not touch the street my boy my sweetest runner child, it will only hurt you dear its bite is never mild.   If you leave the driveway you are at the world’s mercy It took you to the hospital once but not for an emergency.   You were just yourself but they didn’t…

What’s In A Word

This is the oldest,  the strongest, magic I know. Start with a word,  speak it aloud,  watch it grow. It will come to be,  sometimes fast,  sometimes slow. In the beginning,  the words made  shape from shadow. Now at the end,  we are parted  by the word “no.” We walked together, hand in hand, and you…

Pieces of Leisure

These are moments I must Treasure your voice gives me such pleasure so strong it sounds even at leisure Listening to you read how to measure medicine for high blood pressure my heart is yours for certain We met at the bus stop huddled under standing close to escape the weather as the rain fell…

Words I Cannot Speak

These are words I can not speak People think I am crazy because I walk alone at night, seemingly unafraid but my thinking is this If I am raped robbed or killed by a stranger it is ok because a stranger can only hurt my body But there are worse things if I am attacked…