a day of undisturbed tranquility

it doesn’t take much sunlight peaking through nearly parted wooden blinds the roar of a car’s engine passing by simple promises of a new day of play here he is chatter and possibility what ifs begin immediately my head is full but it is no match for my heart that spills over empathy for the…

everyday hallelujahs

everyday in my work i am awed by the sheer resiliency of children. what they are able to endure absolutely astounds me. no matter the socioeconomic status, no matter the parental head count, race is of no consequence when a person decides to survive there is nothing that can hold them down. today i learned…

elevated anger: defcon 2

my cupboards empty of wine and chocolate the first signs that this is neither the time nor the place to be messing with my money anger has long been my go to and let’s face it i’m good at pissed pissed allows me to yell pissed allows me to curse pissed allows me to be…

Only Fools Scream I Love You at the Sun

“My one regret,” she came there with the intention to confess. There were so many things she could have said. So many transgressions committed in life filled with the avoidance of responsibility. He wondered if perhaps she would finally cop to the ten thousand dollars that went missing after their mother died. Or if maybe…

on reverence

while walking this morning i came upon this small tree. it stands out in the park among all the greenery both because of it’s color and it’s youth. the other trees surrounding it have stood for generations now. in my mind i think the other trees find its impatience to change and show off its…

Langston’s Church

Langston’s church has palm tress in the court yard rock is the standard praise theme and there are cup holders for coffee in each of the seats His playmates are the sons and daughters of factory workers university professors and the unemployed he likes that Ethan has blond hair and Isabella’s eyes slant heavenward he…

a woman’s psalm

help me jesus help me we sing it in the night we shout it through the fields it is the call that gets answered even through our darkest fears help me jesus help me when you’ve done all you know when you’ve stood all you can stand call out jesus cause he is your only…

i have decided to go on

this blog has been such a wonderful exercise for me. when i began i had no idea that the world of blogging was in fact a world. i count myself among the fortunate to have discovered and been embraced by bloggers the world over. this week i have been sitting with the idea of ending…

Declaration Emancipation

I spend a lot of time Spinning my wheels In an effort to stay ahead of My own games of deceit & manipulation My ego grows ever big Though it is my desire that It whither up and die It plays me against myself Labyrinths expansive built Sturdy though not sound In the very fabric…

Declaration Emancipation

I spend a lot of time Spinning my wheels In an effort to stay ahead of My own games of deceit & manipulation My ego grows ever big Though it is my desire that It whither up and die It plays me against myself Labyrinths expansive built Sturdy though not sound In the very fabric…