I’m interested in writing within the tensions of our humanity with the both and: our joy and our grief, beauty and brokenness, courage and fear, celebration and rage, and everything in between.
My hope is that my writing has the ability to connect to what lies at the core of being human. Whether I am writing poetry, a newsletter, or an essay, my writing aims to be honest, attentive, and centered around connection. May these words housed here meet you and encourage you.
An independent clause Dependent on the effect From an uncommon cause Met with A comma And a pause Besides Another independent clause A comma splice Accommodating And Overcompensating For one’s need to stand On their own Constantly seeking to run on Run off Run from The uncommon cause […]
“Reasons to Live Through the Pain” The moon. Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sleeping beneath the stars. Dancing with loved ones. Dancing with strangers. Music uniting a room. A dog welcoming you home. Hearing birds as an alarm clock. Steam rising from a cup of coffee. A slow Saturday morning. A rainy day to read […]
Inspired by Mary Oliver’s poem “Evidence” Excerpt of Mary Oliver’s poem: “I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed. As for the body, it is solid and strong and curious and full of detail; it wants to polish itself; it wants to love another body; it […]
“Your anger and damage and grief are the way to the truth. We don’t have much truth to express unless we have gone into those rooms and closets and woods and abysses that we were told not to go into. When we have gone in and looked around for a long while, just breathing […]
“Hope” is the untouchable – that touches us That dwells deep within- And stakes a tent- And opens wide for our soul To sit within Safe and at ease To be And, around that tent – is an open space And people gathering – freely – and In such a way where hands are held […]
The fall Of Humanity Falling quickly Into Friction Of one’s own frailty Fraught with Anxious energy Fixed upon Fragmented Fear A fierce fragility Fractured into the frame With a force of pain Alongside an unexplainable Peace— A paradoxical relief. The fall The breaking The broken The beautiful All in this place All holding space All […]
Fear/Flourish Compilation June 2022 Introduction: In March, as spring was approaching, I was thinking a lot about both the words fear and flourish. I asked a few friends which word I should use as the next prompt. I had wanted to do a prompt on fear for a long time, but admittedly was fearful to […]