Category Archives: Poetry

Two

On our second anniversary. Continue reading

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The Lost Boys

Remembering the two sons who aren’t here with us. Continue reading

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As Long As They’re Healthy

A brief poem about the death of transwoman Bri Golec.. Continue reading

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Comfort

I like to think of fall as a dignified season. All tweed blazers and pea coats and sweater vests. But the truth is, fall is just Mother Nature wearing her pajamas out in public.

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Sanctuary

We’ll head to church in a few hours, but first, I visit my sanctuary. The pews are dew soaked lawn chairs, bought used from Craigslist. (We made sure we had enough for everyone, but most of our monkeys prefer carefully … Continue reading

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Morning Prayers

Another day begins stretching its arms up to brush away the dark. In the morning let me know your love, O Lord. New mercies and joy arrive each day. Some mornings new mercies look like a cup coffee; joy like … Continue reading

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How I Am

People ask, “How are you doing?” (Though less often now, because after almost two months it’s not much of a concern.) I usually say, “I’m doing okay. It’s hard, but I’m okay.” But the truth is, hard is the only … Continue reading

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