and you are too lovely to be cast aside, too patient to be denied, far too clever to be dismissed much stronger than you know. ~ to our daughters
I believe in miracles The unseen hand of divine agency, manifesting hope of extraordinary wonder This is why I believe I’ll find you again Against all odds Standing outside a doorway or inside a crowded coffee shop You’ll smile and say, ‘What took so long?’ And that will be it. I will be home.
My sister asked, “Do you remember that morning at the beach?” How could I forget? A memory of us. Two children lost in fantasy, tiny feet dancing as the ocean kissed the sand. Accidental twins, our small bodies snuggled in white hoodies. “You took a stick and drew a huge circle,” she said, I remember. “I drew a circle to protect us.” I see her … Read More
You ask, “Who am I?” You are, The pieces of every woman who came before your time Scraps of chintz, lovingly stitched together Calico cloth from an Auntie’s tattered dress Pearl buttons cut from a Grandmother’s worn sweater Poetic whispers in the night A prayer to the stars Oil and water Loss and Love These women formed you whole How do you honour … Read More
Cut my heart It bleeds stronger Dripping rubies to cement Play my heart It beats dulcet harmonies Infusing rust and gold Wound my heart I take a stand Your silent storm no more Didn’t you know? My heart is fierce Ancestral, brave and true Inked by fire’s light: to blood
If you are lost, can’t find a way Like a search light I shall find you Pluck you from the stormy seas And turn the tides to shore If you get scared when their monsters’ play Like a blanket I shall cover you And tuck you close, be your shield It’s all just smoke and mirrors So hush sweet angel No more tears I’ll … Read More
The saddest moment is when you realize that the people you love, the ones you’d give anything for, are the very same whose smiles mirrored sunbeams behind a curtain of darkness. The same who served you sweet tea, soured in deceit. ~broken trust