feelings can be so multi-layered feelings can be so  complicated I guess its normal to feel overwhelmed. I've never learned how to fully feel and now that I am... well, it's a learning process and it's okay if  it feels uncomfortable, growth often does. I know it's worth it and while I might not always … Continue reading Feel


her bones were bird-like, light and hollow. I held her carefully, when we hugged. she felt fragile and easily broken. she talked about moving to Africa, while she counted change, deserts, and rivers running wild. what was she looking for? or what was she trying to leave behind? her quick smile and cheerful voice didn't … Continue reading Sparrow

Kwansaba – “For Harriet Tubman”

Kwansaba is a poetry form developed by Dr. Eugene Redmond. Celebratory poems of seven lines or less, seven words per line or less, and seven syllables or less per line. See link for more info http://popularpoetryforms.blogspot.com/2013/02/kwansaba.html I attended a virtual event with a local poet and artist, Pacia Anderson, in honor of Black History month … Continue reading Kwansaba – “For Harriet Tubman”

Community Support Specialists Poem

Sometimes it's all happening at once.  Running around, putting fires out,  just to have another one spring up. Situations I never would have imagined,  one thing after another, rush, rush, rush. Sometimes it feels  like pushing a boulder up a hill, with my nose; each fourth of an inch,  a major achievement, a tiny step of progress that'll … Continue reading Community Support Specialists Poem

Sir Iridescent Sparkles

You were just a tiny lifeblipping in, and thenblipping outagain. One of my favorite Betta fish,curious and energetic.I tried tosatisfy your restlessnesswith gifts of fake plants, pink and green;places to explore or hide. But you faded steadilyand worst of all,I saw it comingbut didn’t know how toprevent it. And now, Sir Iridescent Sparkles,I throw you … Continue reading Sir Iridescent Sparkles