Fast tide rising…..

Did I really disappear for this long? I think my breath got too short in the thicket of dear ones in pain and feeling too thin spread over jagged edges of great need. As if there wasn’t enough oxygen left over in my life-living to come over here and say my words. Because I felt…

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A trust-fall back into the flow…..

Sometimes,  when I barrel into a block with my writing,  I wriggle free by doing this something that comforts loose the flow and I wonder if it’s an odd quirk of mine,  or do you do it too: list-making. I love lists. Sometimes the list becomes the thing. Like today,  when I’m trying to back…

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The ocean in my cup…

And so I got a taste of something so good that my hunger gnawed away at any satisfaction i may have found in other things. Such a sweet-tooth for this God-thing that I chased intense experiences, and when they didn’t fill me up, I went looking to the experts to see what they knew, the…

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Facing into the wind and finally a face….

There are 100 counties in North Carolina, and I begin trolling through them all, searching the obituaries for a place I’ve got a homesick longing to see. I have to do something,  my hunger to know gone so long unfed and I’m given over to the kind of desperate that makes you clutch and grasp…

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We shall get there some day…..

There’s been a cold wind blowing so I’m putting out some seed; simple bites to strengthen what goes dim when life gets raw. Gather what you like and take as much as you can carry. Maybe something that I  scatter will nourish that beautiful flame of yours……. ~  Sometimes her spirit scooped her hands into the sky and they fluttered there, …

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