Tag Archives: free write

Letting Go

My mouth knows the words and frames them in gilt cursive, ornate and twisted with false pretty I don’t own, sweet phrases blooming on pink greeting cards I never buy, because I have truth to speak that is  simple, unflowered and natural as breath. … Continue reading

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burst

accept this prayer inked on the page or expressed by fingers tapping faith but knuckle under what spans the storm’s eye prismed– there are rainbows here & promise

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mirrors

this hair that fights gravity & hairspray & leaps in response to doors closing is my mother’s hair.  like her, i brush back bangs even at night, as if they won’t riot again on my pillow in minutes.  the war is everything. … Continue reading

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for my neighbor with the nobama sign

this is for you, with the sign my hands itch to take down but don’t.  since the revolution we are no strangers to violence, but mostly our overthrows are bloodless & with ballots, not bullets; though Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley & Kennedy argue one man’s … Continue reading

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