Because You’re Not …Because You Are

No one will say out loud that she killed herself. To be honest, I know none of the reasons her friends use softer language, but I can make educated guesses: Because it hurts to say, Because suicide is wrong. Because death is scary and sad Because she gave up on treatment Yes, my heart hurtsContinue reading “Because You’re Not …Because You Are”

Things I Have Faith In

                Things I have faith in: The value of minorities The idea that some answers will linger, Out of my reach. The power of trauma to quash infinite voices That the comfortable among us will not seek growth Even as so much shrivels and dies, That those who demand “English Only,” speak division, instead ofContinue reading “Things I Have Faith In”

To be Drowned in the Tide of Tension

The day seems to have stormed in and I seek to harness it, even as I am battered before I can rise. with my brain screaming, “Bow! RETREAT!” I am fueled but the minute failures so small that they cannot be evidenced, only known. And because I know them I do all I can toContinue reading “To be Drowned in the Tide of Tension”

Nevertheless, We Persist, Because That’s How We Grow…

In my experience, people equate persistance with stubbornness but I see some important differences. 1. Stubbornness is a state of mind. When we refuse to adapt, that’s stubborn. In contrast, persistence is a more open term. We keep trying, to understand and accomplish, and we will do get to that point by any number ofContinue reading “Nevertheless, We Persist, Because That’s How We Grow…”