Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bedsheets and Canyons: Mostly

I know these bedsheets can’t hide my canyons, Like I know that the flatlines of this silence Will never cover the peaks of all this static. Like I know you’ll never hear the high pitch hum That robs me of … Continue reading

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We Came Back

We waited, Counting the measure of time on bated breath. Holding it even though we knew better. But still, waiting. Looking for a sign. Or maybe looking for hope. Somewhere in the breadth between now and when When she’d come … Continue reading

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Long Way Home

I’m building great stone walls to catch every happy little blue jay. I want them to understand what I know, That every day is like a game of catch between you and the wall. It’s the only sport I’ve ever … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned of Saints

We’ve built our churches Upon nails and locked gates. The blood on our door posts Comes from all the first stones we’ve thrown. We all know that whore wouldn’t have made it We all know Jesus was just kidding. He would … Continue reading

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Word: Metanoia

Metanoia/ mɛtəˈnɔɪə / noun 1. change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.

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May This Journey End Soon

Today, I received a wonderful care package in the mail from my family. It was filled with stuffed animals, artwork from the kids, Father’s Day gifts, bacon flavored sunflower seeds, a classic film, and so much love. I haven’t seen my … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis: Know Thyself

“I do understand. Years ago, even before Sen. Elizabeth Warren was exposed for identifying herself as Native American (which she is not), I believe I was the first person in the world to assert that transgender activism by Chaz Bono … Continue reading

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Underdressed

I feel underdressed. My boots are scuffed. I have no scarf. My pants are wrinkled. And my hair is far too short. But at least I didn’t forget to shave. Clearly, That was yet another mistake. The veteran swagger Tells … Continue reading

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Seeking Publishing

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been looking seriously into having some of my work published. There have been a few venues where, after reading what they offered, has left me with the hope that I have the potential … Continue reading

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The Public Religious Journey is Not Helping

Yesterday I started to write a post about the sullen anti-hero who is at war with himself and with the forces of Hell. A force that walks between this realm and the spiritual realm using sacred weapons to slay hordes … Continue reading

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Worthy of Thy Cup – Teaser

She knows she’ll never walk on water. Mustard seeds are boulders to her faith. She can’t find any figs in her leaving. Knows it’s a long road to Salvation, But she’s on the short path to Hell. It’s what they … Continue reading

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The Unconditional Condition – Teaser

Love, From the onset I was told that I had to love them. They were family. Their love was unconditional On the condition that I looked like them. But I was an odd duck in skin that didn’t fit right. … Continue reading

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Friday Phrases!

Friday Phrases (#FP) is one of my favorite weekly exercises. I take it as a personal challenge to outdo what I did the week before. Check out the Friday Phrases site, meet the gracious and wonderful hosts, then join the fun on … Continue reading

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Necrophilia and a Poem About Jesus – Teaser

When I was in high school I wrote a four-page hand-written poem about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was written as an epic battle between God and Satan over the souls of men. Very Joseph Campbell collides … Continue reading

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The Three Unicorn Sisters: A Re-Telling of the Three Billy Goats Gruff

While away from family on travel, I wrote a re-telling of the classic story “Three Billy Goats Gruff” for my girls. I recorded myself telling the story on video using puppets I had made and sent it home to the … Continue reading

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