White Privilege Systemic Eradication of the Other

I missed my trauma therapy appointment for the 3rd week in a row today and it’s showing through the cracks of my face, my hands, my mouth, my eyes, my voice… is cracking. My primary diagnosis nowadays is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and so I wondered that my experienced childhood trauma has been exceeded by…

piano solo

The next three months are an end of a season and I wonder who will be her Winter Solstice celebrant instead of Me.

don’t

tell me goodnight tonight don’t that would hurt you’re so beguiling i love you so, so much be well and love and light are your mantras you call yourself a “teacher” now what do you teach? How to document to fire your Lover?   don’t say goodnight don’t not tonight. that would be like having…

the tempest

where is my Queen Leah now i am forsaken it is possible that the stars and moon and shapes of the world are behind the pine trees and the old oak in vines and the dogwoods are sleeping in the dark too somebody let off a stream of fireworks sizzling and popping that stopped at…

Race Relations 101

My voice is silent today. I listen and I discern on the next right steps to take. I was in The Respect Institute of Georgia from Monday through yesterday. Graduation is today. Sitting in this place, then, I give you a poem by a favorite poet Laureate, Mary Oliver: After Her Death I am trying…