When submerged in the darkest darkness of grief, how do we crawl toward the light? How, as humans, do we stagger forward under the weight of unbearable loss?
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Beauty leads to vulnerability, and beauty is most often seen as a feminine quality. These concepts are thoroughly, almost obviously embedded in our culture.
image credit: Cathy Lees
Of Two Minds
Dear Miss Manners, teach me
how to reach a decision.
When I reach for it, what will
it feel like, fingertips
image credit: Madeline von Foerster
We Will Judge You Based on Your Wedding
We will judge you based on your wedding,
on what you have designed. How ...
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To learn to mow the grass,
pretend to mow the grass.
Pretend enough and you'll
get good. Playtime trains
Image courtesy of Nicole Dextras
Even while surrounded by ice,
there is buried water not frozen,
never freezing. Floating in the dark
Image courtesy of Shawn Dulaney
This is the year you are alive in.
Before, you can't know the plagues
that ravaged the villages, the city
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As Far As We Know
The Earth is a swimming pool,
but solid. The Grand Canyon
wouldn't be the shallow end,
or even t...
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Instructions: Place test on a flat surface out of your line of vision. Then, read this poem. Repeat, if you like. ...
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That's How I Roll
What did the enormous boulder say
to the little village, when it was dislodged
by lightning a...
Image courtesy of Joe Webb
Flight of the bumblebee
next door, the neighbor's
kettle's voice through her
screened window at thr...
Image by Jamie Isenstein, courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery
Never All Things at Once
White blossoms or green leaves,
not both. "Edelweiss" with the C...
There will be a world with no you in it / and it won't be lopsided here without you.
When was it that we last saw one another.
As a poet, I naturally find words, sounds, images, and phrases inspiring. Equally, I adore technology, and how it allows me to further play with pace, tone, and concept. I often make video poems, and thought I'd share one with you this week.
Trust the road to hold the car
After after, there is always more
Poetry: Ghost Stories
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