The Ripple

No one knows where it started The energy that made the heartbeat of the universe The rhythm that pulses in every living thing Things that breathe Things that exist Things that are beings of light and embodied stars Things that are dark matter and matters of the dark   The consciousness called the divine Is … More The Ripple

Maundy Thursday

This day has always been My favorite day of the Christian year Because it’s real. It’s where we reside. Not in the sappy, syrupy Easter happy Not in the tragic devastation of the cross But in the decision   The decision to get up and try again The decision to put our lives in God’s … More Maundy Thursday

Kobayashi Maru

What would the Bible ladies say right now? Those voices of my childhood Women who cared Who taught me the stories of broken people God used anyway   In this moment where there seem no good options And feelings are more than I can process So much loss So much grief   Not trusting myself … More Kobayashi Maru

Summerville Storm

Summerville Storm   White-laden palms Fronds almost breaking With the weight of the fresh fallen snow   There is a silent madness of arctic air Flakes swirling, dancing, diving fast From a sky ominous and mysterious   Neighbors captured for hours Burrowed within Southern homes No fireplaces, no plows, no snowmobiles   Nothing to prepare … More Summerville Storm

Safe Harbor

A sea of faces The ebb and flow had set Before I entered the room   The drops of rain Falling on the windows Echoed the flow of tears In my weary soul   Quietly navigating Walking without direction Yet with purposeful eye Listening for God’s guidance   Where should I go? Will they like … More Safe Harbor

My Somewhere

Everybody comes from somewhere My somewhere is a place where vowels are long Consonants are dropped And kindness and humor part of the local dialect   My somewhere is a place where people are real But hair color is not Pets are family And money is only as good as your reputation to share if … More My Somewhere

Happiness

From an eternal source The spring fed waters of joy Flow into the spaces of our hearts Filling every corner of our being. We cannot see the source from whence they come. Some of us have tried to dam up the spring. The pain of the drying of the lake Forces us to wonder And … More Happiness

Joy to the World!

Jupiter Pulsing heat and passion, my huge masculine energy dwarfs all other planets near. I am confidence. I direct the dance of the moons. My harem of planetary wives draw near. Callisto, Ganymede, Io, Europa—my partners until the Sun shines no more. Venus             Drawing you in with my shy crescent figure, intoxicating with my … More Joy to the World!