the word is survival

my mother is a survivor. she is an authentically amazing person. to have her claim you as her own is to be blessed and to never know what it is like to be completely alone in this world. she will feed you. she will clothe you. she will give you shelter and make sure you…

alzheimers…a memory bestowed

my grandmother was an alzheimer’s patient. before that she was a mother of the church. before that she was grandmother to seventeen grandchildren. before that she was a sunday school teacher. before that she was the children’s choir director. before that she was an officer in the missionary program. before that she taught others how…

appreciation i

there is a space where breast meets rib softness rests there   never having seen sunlight it is unmarred innocent   rarely touched it yields warmth   the feminine softness physically manifests a place of intimate refuge – home   entire religions founded wars forged to possess to caress   a place where there is…