Monthly Archives: March 2014

When I was 15 I thought I knew it all

When I was 15 I thought I knew it all. I had a list of things I’d like to accomplish and I knew exactly how my life would turn out because I’d make it happen. It’s a funny thing, youth’s naivety. I just turned 26. I haven’t gotten married, or had twins or even a dog, […]

Hemlock and heroes

Complaining about people who always complain feels like shooting my own toe, then putting my woe in my mouth and slowly sucking the blood out.  (Yes, I meant toe, but I’ve decided to leave it like that, because the words that I’ve written below broke through the riverbanks, and I never got to what I […]

Dear John

Dear John, I write you this letter, Man who perverted my trust of all things man, Of a war you left within me. . I pray God not grant your loins daughters, For we grow up to bear the sins of our fathers. Oh but your daughter would be beautiful, Regal years before she’s legal […]

Forgiving Jim and Tammy Faye

              In 1989, the year I graduated from high school, Jim Bakker was convicted of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Two years earlier he resigned from Praise the Lord (PTL) ministries after allegations of rape and payoffs to Jessica Hahn. He was, for me, an example […]


A slingshot moon, We’ll call him Lover Moon, Aiming for his luv-a, he calls her, Gropes for an ashen sky Stilling his hand Ice on his wrist Chilling Mr. Cosmos His ethos chilled along. On a rock propelled toward The lover, a star of the night shows, Remains at arms length Distant as any planet […]