The Ember of Opportunity

At the edge of triple digit heat There is an ember floating In the air so humid That it’s easy to think It won’t catch. But don’t be fooled I am most free, Most stable, Amid water. And I will spread. Everyone will be marked, Some by a warm hug, Others by a passionate charingContinue reading “The Ember of Opportunity”

In Honor of The Good

They need someone to change their world From one woman, and her deteriorating inner world. The mother who never really was. Almost, There was a night, Always on Saturdays That I could find a mother hidden behind the defensive, broken, girl. On Saturday she would make her homemade stir-fry, With peas from her garden. And,Continue reading “In Honor of The Good”

Some Extra Hope

If you are too tired for self careand can’t give the world anything morethus they ache in tandum with you not depressed, or hopeless, or broken spiritedTIRED if I can infer you’d not be those things to the fucking Nth degree if you hadn’t had to tell every other person in the worldto fuck offorContinue reading “Some Extra Hope”

Summer Fruit

Today marks the annual first summer fruit breakfast And I would like to recognize that, Even though fresh Oregon berries taste like hope for a better world, The berries would be much bigger, If I could share them, with the thousands of wrongfully convicted, Living on hopeless, flavorless, carbohydrates. Justice is sweet, Only some tasteContinue reading “Summer Fruit”

Permission

Please permit me the strength to Evolve beyond the insecurities, Raging, beyond blood depth, Monsters, of dependence for ability. Induring fear of being hidden behind Social stereotypes that allow society to Sanction their pessimism and dismissal I am forgotten, we are, because Offers of empty prayer and some half-assed Notion of accessibility.