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This Time Feels Different

A new day.  Same job, different location; three states away. I’ve been doing this for over 12 years, but somehow this time feels different.  It’s like standing on a razor thin highwire  stretching out for an eternity. Below you are … Continue reading

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Losing Faith

He lost God Tossed about the raging seas. Y’all he’s unraveling. Coming apart at the seams. Anchored under By a foundation Of speculative conversations, Rooted in unconventional Unorthodox Interpretations. They gave him a box To keep his thoughts in; Taught him … Continue reading

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To Reign in Hell

She knows God, In the ragged line down her wrist; His charity, In the scar above her lip. It’s why she left him behind When she ran away from home. Why she used his book To kindle flames lit to … Continue reading

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Shutting Down Monsters

Out stretched hands like God, Giving grace in that dark place Where we hid From monsters we called Our mothers and fathers; Family Should have been our refuge. I refuse To let those monsters breed. It’s why I beat down … Continue reading

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Philosphical Bathroom Musing

He sat there in the repulsion of his own filth. Body emptying itself of so much wasted time, Reeking of roadkill and shame. Quite frankly, It’s disgusting. An awful odiferous pile of death and decay Like concentrated sin Weighted down … Continue reading

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Running With Fire

I’ve found spiritual octaves in the tones of my voice. Love and forgiveness, Have a way of harmonizing with kindness Better than the bumps and bruises Healing in my throat. I’ve sheathed blades flashed in my anger. Put away the arrows … Continue reading

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Burned Letters

I wrote you a letter, then I threw it away. It was mostly to me;  it let me know I’m going to be okay. I’m not walking on water, but I’m treading it fine. I gave up my chains when … Continue reading

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For You (Sarah)

Outstretched and broken. Opened up. Exposing my heart. Search me. You will find even the ugly. I’m mended with bits of tape and string. Each day hoping to get better; All for you. You, Have made me wholly aware, Of … Continue reading

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Shattering Cycles

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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The Act of Making Love with the Dead

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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Take This Cup

She is not anchored here. She’s still drifting on restless waves. Still casting nets into empty seas. She washes in the river, Knows that people like her can never be holy, People like her can never be clean. But it’s … Continue reading

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“Propaganda – Crimson Cord” by Propaganda

This morning, I really needed this poem.

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Touching God

Hand to God, Touching and tangible. Back home This is heathenry. Unclean. Unhealthy. I’m not supposed to be here. Back home… There were a lot of things. Like hand to throat silence. Like, “If you open your mouth one more time, … Continue reading

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What You Taught, But What I’ve Learned

Forgiveness is something sought; asked for. You told me it was something I had to give regardless of whether or not the offender wanted it, or believed they even needed it. It set up a system in which perpetrators could … Continue reading

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Smoke and Fire

She talks to God through men who take her prayers and toss them from hand to hand examining them for tones and octaves of dissent. She knows this, and perfectly picks her words to prove her loyalty; to prove her … Continue reading

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