Reflection #1-Two Years Ago

When love is thrown at you in the windyou duck, and still it hits youbrush it off, you’re invincible.You lie out loud. When time has no patience for youthe seed does, even as you try to starve itit grows roots to wait out your darknessa succulent, needing little light and water Love who’ll never knowContinue reading “Reflection #1-Two Years Ago”

I Despise Erasers (or I did)

Have you ever written, drawn, or otherwise created something that you put hours, or longer into? Did you reflect on your favorite part and excitedly tell your test reader about it, only to find out that they don’t get what you’re trying to say, or see what who you drew? I can’t be alone! IContinue reading “I Despise Erasers (or I did)”

Endure

We see the abbreviated stories and cut to happy endings, while we know without endurance running through it, victory is gutted. We don’t know enough to know everything, and the uncertainty is torture, so we tell stories to fill in the gaps a pile of leaves, over holes we then jump on. Time is ourContinue reading “Endure”

Light!

I’ll tell you a secret: this attempt at publishing is for my third work. My first was a write-edit-type-print local chap book “Call Me Crazy!” I had my cousin (in her late 30s then), and it was the two of us working to put 100 poems together. we did everything ourselves with only family. IContinue reading “Light!”

This too shall pass.

There are a lot of things parents subject their children to that give the parent satisfaction purely because they drive the child insane (my mom’s favorite might have been “The Weenie-Whiney Club theme song she start every time we said something wasn’t fair.) These moments of parental revenge seem to have more value to themContinue reading “This too shall pass.”