“We have failed Thy grace. Lord, I flinch and pray, send Thy necessity.” -Wendell Berry, “We Who Prayed and Wept” A couple weeks ago, my husband briefly expressed his concern over the upcoming presidential […]

I don’t breathe easily. But I do try. I sing. I sip tea. I listen to the birds and cicadas. I drink cool water and try to get enough sleep. I walk barefoot in […]

sing your way deep, deep into the earth, into that blackness that keeps you, that folds you in while you sleep.   keep still, songstress, your wings be silent and soft. it is a […]

I am feeling so thread-bare, so ragged, so small these days. Like my little family is on a mountain climb and we’re all carrying backpacks, but mine is so heavy I’ve started falling down […]

…The storm is wild enough for sailing The bridge is weak enough to cross This body frail enough for fighting I’m home enough to know I’m lost It’s just enough to be strong In […]

“Why am I so afraid?” I asked my counselor tonight. “Please. Just tell me. Why am I so locked up with fear about my kids? Why do the stakes feel so high for every […]

I look up into the tangled tendrils of the willow branches falling around me, their softness and sway on me the way hair falls around a face, on shoulders, and down a bare back. […]