{Nightmares and Day Dreams: For Our Children}

bad dreams we free fall together. an enormous wall, grows looming. the waves rise and fall the pull of the tide, a wall in the distance threatens drowning. i grab for her, shouting “raise your head.” and still, it comes. “Childhood: that happy period when nightmares occur only during sleep.” (Unknown) I have always believed…

{The Black Dog is Chasing Me}

I struggle with periodic depression.  I’ve written a lot about it here on the blog.  See above link for more.  This, this is today. I feel myself withdrawing.  I am slowly closing in on myself, retreating … Avoiding the very thing that heals, I do the thing that I most hate:  run. I cannot stop….

EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer

For the last two weeks I have been enjoying life meat free.  I never thought that was possible.  Here’s why I no longer eat animals from America’s factory farms. This review originally appeared on The Englewood Review of Books website.   “99% of the meat sold in the United States today comes from a factory farm.”…

Choosing. (A Poem about Change)

[Being wounded] came effortlessly, like an comfortable sweater she put it on easily, too often. Frayed and worn, pain became her fate. [Being changed]is hard, and only comes by choosing.  An old woman or a toddling child, each must take a step.  It’s faith in the making. Being wounded or being changed comes in the…

In the Space of Days I Grew Up

In the space of days I grew up.  Not wise in years or experience, but still inevitably I became an adult this week.   I am not ready for this next stage of life but then, that’s how life works doesn’t it?  Was it John Lennon who quipped that “Life happens while we are making…