Just Make the Salsa: Living without Fear

A response to a Blackhawk’s Sermon.  A part of my Be Real Series. Do one thing every day that scares you!  — Eleanor Roosevelt f.e.a.r. The strangest things scare me. I was not afraid to become a mother. But almost every day I am afraid of being a mother who messes up her kids beyond repair.  I am…

My Gospel

Certain that I don’t deserve this gift that you gave me. Though I haven’t e a r n e d  a n y t h i n g. Knowing that I am broken.  This heart inside of me is corrupt. Aware that my flesh is stronger than my will. Flawed I live with a certainty…

A Ten and a One

[draft work in progress] A Ten and a One It was eleven dollars.  Two lives Sentenced To end over a ten and a one. Two lives.  Life sentences For their misdemeanor crime. Do we believe that this has nothing to do with the color of their skin?  Now, color them White.  And the story would…