Love

If anything would ever make me religious, it would be having a child. Except instead of God, I worship my daughter. I worship the love I feel for her, the absolute joy I am overwhelmed with every time I look at her, every time I hold her, every time I hear her. I have never … More Love

Dreaming Reality

It was the middle of the night when you called me, your voice whispering into the darkness around me from the bright white light of my phone. I didn’t understand why you were whispering, because I live alone, and the phone wasn’t on speaker, and even though it was the middle of the night you … More Dreaming Reality

Faith and Jealousy

What is the opposite of jealousy? Some may say openness. Others may assert kindness. I think that the opposite of jealousy is faith. Not religious faith, but faith in a person. Faith in their ability and willingness to act appropriately and charitably in a difficult or inappropriate situation. I’m not saying there aren’t instances where … More Faith and Jealousy

Tribute

To the beginning where gentle hands only speak a language we thought was dead, and hearts were pounding nearly out of our chests. Sweetwater words nearly out of our mouths when they’re swallowed up in a kiss, a Vermont accent that a teenager mistakes for a southern one; goofy smile, laughter for hours, words exchanged … More Tribute

Sway Instead

Who says love is only for the young? We should all try to be wild and passionate, live with the carefree hands of jaded youth, Mistakes like gold in the mouths of babes, Break the expectations of terrified parents; We don’t grow out of the ground like trees, But we might dance like them. And … More Sway Instead

Shadow Secrets

I have been in the heart of the Devil, The backbone of terrified women. I’ve suffered at the hands of sinners, Their eyes casting wide copper nets Of hate and lust. Our secrets sift to the top of our throats, Filtering out like smoky shadows from between our teeth. And this earth covers me with … More Shadow Secrets

An Epic Sunburn

I am so sunburned. So burned in fact that I feel both like I’m freezing and still burning all at the same time. I have not burned like this in years, but I also haven’t been outside like I was yesterday since Jeff and I first got together. I feel, finally, like I can go … More An Epic Sunburn