"This is a home you can always return to no matter how long you've been gone or where life has taken you. Lives are forever changed by being a part of this magic."
I wonder if she also worries. I have heard fear in her voice before. “Mama, please don’t scream because I don’t want you to get shooted.”
Confused about when to say what? This go-to list references the times it's okay to use the N-word.
"I wonder if you are always so revealing But I know it’s impossible It’s dangerous to be so exposed. In the stifling heat, Smoke from the incense renders my breath shallow."
"The pain of those lost in such circumstances lives in those who they have left. Those who couldn’t save them. The burdens they carried bleed into the burden of knowing you were not enough."
I won’t apologize for my posts and I won’t silence my thoughts. I can’t do that and I don’t want to do that.
A damsel stands near some train tracks. Contrary to the anticipated narrative, she holds a rope –the restraint that was meant to keep her tied her to the tracks. She was supposed to be crying out for a cowboy to save her in the instant before her demise. But she knows knots, and she knows…
As my 77-year-old mother shoveled out her neighbor’s parking space this afternoon, I thought about her years of shoveling snow in Boston. Years of putting on gloves, a hat and scarf, and heading out to shovel that same Brighton sidewalk. The years when she had her seven children to get it done for her and…