Category: Poetry

Prayer of the Inadequate White Woman

(On Pentecost – for the Generations of Slaughtered and Oppressed) You shouldn’t have to shout to be heard. I will be quiet. You shouldn’t have to speak time after time after time. I will be your voice when you want to rest. You shouldn’t…

A Pandemic, A Poem, and a Pose

Hello dear friends, There are pieces of paper all over my house, stuck in the desk drawer and various books and sections in my planner with short lines, notes to myself about some profound essay I want to write about this pandemic. There’s the…

No Apologies, Please

I was working from home last Friday when I heard mens’ voices. From the safety of my upstairs window I peered through the blinds and watched them open the gate and enter my courtyard. I walked downstairs. I opened the sliding patio door and…

With Love from Ireland

Last week I was in Ireland, a country I’d never thought much about visiting. But now I am in love.  Before my departure, people told me, “You’ll love it there! The Irish are so friendly and have a great sense of humor.” Seemed like…

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