Remaining, or: In between

Poetry Partners #164 An 'American Sentence' by Kaci Rigney Life begins and ends with a heartbeat, breathing and bleeding in between. Kaci Rigney: https://kacirigney.com/ A 'Crystalline' by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ Decay's inevitability rattles venerable hollows. Grounded hope's for the remaining, rather than in dreams of remaining. Show faith in the collective present;… Continue reading Remaining, or: In between

In yourself, or: In a better future

A 'Waltz Wave' por- tals ex- ist, my child; that, perhaps, is what I'd most like to impart to you while you yet perceive me as an au- thori- ty in your budding world - just - be- lieve. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #170 image credit: Sylvian Sarrailh @ Digiartque The 'waltz wave' poem… Continue reading In yourself, or: In a better future

Modern body image issues for young girls

A high school memory of mine I was in high school (eleventh grade, I think) when I first heard a female classmate of mine tell a friend of hers that she had recently shaved her forearms. I was shocked. "Why would you bother doing that?" I asked her. Previous to that incident I'd been aware… Continue reading Modern body image issues for young girls

It’s Not Lost, or: Found

Poetry Partners #116 'It's Not Lost', a series of tanka by Michael L. Utley of ‘Silent Pariah’ It’s not lost on me How this coral-tinctured eve Tempers morning’s joy With sadness and coos of doves Grieve dying light’s somber end It’s not lost on me that I Never got to bid farewell As sun languishes… Continue reading It’s Not Lost, or: Found