A Wedding Poem

Our loved ones who’ve risen and live now in the bless-ed skies of rose gold— they beam down upon you two, as we all who breathe are smiling upon your grand unification.   This day, you’ve both chosen to tie your souls together before devoted eyes. We are all bless-ed witnesses to these oaths. WeContinue reading “A Wedding Poem”

For the Women I’ve Lost

Nothing scares me. I’ve built my house around those who haunt me. Brick and mortar rises tall—a keep. The older I grow, so does my fortress. Soon, I’ll be left alone to revel in my ghosts in peace. Soon, I’ll be left alone, where I belong. Soon, I’ll be happy in spite of mourning. Soon,Continue reading “For the Women I’ve Lost”

The Terrible 2s

Today is Poems & Paragraphs’ 2nd birthday. Oh, my Glob! Thank you, David Bowie! You’re awesome, too. Almost as awesome as my readers, friends, and partners in crime. I’ve met some terrific talent and beautiful souls here on WordPress–people who I look forward to crossing paths with every day. Rather than celebrate the birth ofContinue reading “The Terrible 2s”

Intermittent Bullshit

You were goddamned gorgeous, and a fucking conundrum, my mother. When I think of all the men in your life who’d tried to solve your riddles, I laugh. The relics of those men inhabit a corner in the catacombs of my heart. I don’t want them, but each one retains a precious part of you,Continue reading “Intermittent Bullshit”

grief (noun) deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death

I’ve written the word grief so many times now, it appears to me to be misspelled–not even misspelled, but a term invented by an imagination most dark. I wish I could detail the profundity of my grief–of my sister’s grief–because I swear on everything deemed holy, if I have to defend myself, and my sister,Continue reading “grief (noun) deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death”

The Power of Human Connection

You are love letters sent Over landscapes and seas Underneath the heavens—   Abounding Radiance Eclipses my obscurity—   Lo lamenting heart O’ mine Violence Eviscerated by Deliverance   My friends, I thank you all for the care and kindness, the prayers and good vibes; truly, every word of encouragement and sympathy sent has helpedContinue reading “The Power of Human Connection”

For My Niece, Brand New Today

Dear Morgan, The world is enormously tragical, but within your brand new deep wondering eyes, I see all the beauty— every miracle that is, and ever will be. What omnipotent being exists who is pure as a sweet babe fresh from the womb? Morgan with immaculate heart, springtime flows through your veins— from baby’s breathContinue reading “For My Niece, Brand New Today”

JW’s and Meanderings

I lost my religion the day I was born to a beautiful young woman abused by her mother’s god. At the age of sixteen this innocent was raped by a Brother—a married man with children. The Elders voted to excommunicate the girl—my mom. So there should be no wonder why I abhor Jehovah’s Witnesses. EvenContinue reading “JW’s and Meanderings”