Monthly Archives: May 2015

Don’t tell

There are words we can’t say. Words that if we speak them are just sounds leading to soap in the mouth or hours in a bedroom no longer safe. There are things we don’t have words for, because no-one speaks them … Continue reading

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On The Duggars

Originally posted on What a Witch:
I don’t want to talk about the parents. I don’t want to talk about how they raised their children in a cult. I don’t want to talk about Josh Duggar. He’s a child molester.…

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survivor

This was the day that marked summer for me, wearing white shoes and counting farm stands selling strawberries on the way home. Now, I find respite in ritual whether I am placing flags or arranging geraniums or counting from memory how many … Continue reading

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fragment

chasing feathers as if they are more than evidence of flight and perhaps simply sky falling again heavy-bellied on roofs and bowing branches as if feathers and clouds have something in common besides air and my appetite for the absurd is … Continue reading

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50

I should be baking cake or inflating black balloons or making dinner plans but there’s nothing to celebrate that’s live so I’ll give you this moment of my should be doings instead of this intolerable is.

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Baltimore

The difference between riot and revolution depends less on calculating the number of windows broken, shots fired, or naming and cataloging our dead. The definition rises in smoke from what’s burned quantifiable only after the burning.

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