être

value, transcend utility purpose transcending amenity meaning transcends desires substance beyond material   être   we are not but material things formed mere material beings ignoble in existence but for aspirations and endeavoring   être   what of the sublime? are we sublimable? our essential invisible* to the eye?   être   how we call our... Continue Reading →

val-use

Sometimes, I put relationships in boxes- And try to figure out what their utility is –But meaning is not always discernible Maybe relating is being at the same time It’s not my job to know why or how now I’m having trouble being, just being with you.             Copyright ©... Continue Reading →

Jonah

Call me Jonah And Lord, have mercy: May I be thrown into the sea. Heck, I am already there. May I be swallowed and spit out by a whale: Yes, Heart turned, but for me, also placed Wherever the hell I am supposed to be? Because honestly, God, I am kicking, and You know this.... Continue Reading →

Mining

O how you despair! No, no, the world is not going to $%!@. I promise! It's going through a fire? Yes. And like extracting gold from ore, as though a smelting toward precious metal, revealed! Starting on the inside of you and me. Brother, cling to the gold! That gleam of Good that grabbed your... Continue Reading →

The Terror of Blooming

Would the air hurt you Would the bird clip you   r petals Would the caterpillar find you beautiful- beautiful and delicious to consume, to digest Would you and the extension of your flesh, open to the elements, displayed splayed unto the world, finally signed-on to participate, meet death To bloom, is it less painful than... Continue Reading →

Land ho!

Is there another way to stability beyond the 'conventional' tracks of work and marriage? As an unmarried, minority, millennial female with a limited income, this is the question I am asking these days. As the home--errr condo prices in my cosmopolitan of choice continue to rise, the idea of owning in the city, and one day staying put, feels ever... Continue Reading →

Sun & Moon

As the moon pulls upon the sea Is your pull on me As the moon pulls upon the sea It's gravity That holds fast oceans to the earth Storms may bluster Thunder, strike And the waters are not lost though churned Sometimes violently The sun keeps me warm Alive Makes his earth--this earth Green and... Continue Reading →

Secrets I keep

Something regurgitated To my memory I suppose I cannot hide The nature of my sentiments Toward it It regurgitated But no, I do not expel I hide The sour reminder I keep it in my spirit In- voluntary confinement Paralyzed between Shame--pride And the unpleasant consequence Of attempt to swallow it back Down into The... Continue Reading →

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