“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 […]

the cicadas are growing quiet, wings worn and tattered from summer’s symphony, the melody that brings them life. and also death. a refrain pulsed through their dreams as they lay burrowed deep in sleep […]

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 […]

…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 […]