So simple a wordFor this empty And fullAt onceWhere breathing is so easy a thingThat catches like a trapped animal In your chest. So simple a wordFor this hungrySatiationWhere living is so hard a thingThat draws forward like a beast With wings. So simple a word forFor such a thingComplex.
I wrote this for my husband on November 30, 2014, back when we were involved in a long-distance relationship.But my mom thought it could apply to my brother, who died when I was a girl. Plenum The spaces between atomsBetween placesWhere you and I have never metThe spaces created just for youWith memories of timesContinue reading “Plenum”
Trigger warnings: rape and violence This is from a book that I started previously. Perhaps one day I’ll finish it. 🙂 I came across a horrifying video earlier. The camera pans in on a group of men in a circle, all armed to the teeth. They are laughing, patting each other on the backs, guffawing,Continue reading “Brutal zombie scene”
Near the end of my second field experience, during the long commute to Lake Shore Middle School from my home, I started to compose a letter to my future urban students. I composed the letter in my mind, spoke the words to myself as I drove, and wrote them down when I arrived in theContinue reading “How I feel about teaching”
Trigger warnings: Gun violence. January 29, 2014 Youngstown, Ohio It was after midnight and Jakob and Cindy had just walked into their second bar. The entryway was slippery, the flimsy mat doing nothing to combat the snow the patrons were bringing in. They hung their coats and walked toward the bar, happy to see thereContinue reading “A sneak peak at “While Sleeping””