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Impermanence

I am neither loser nor winner. Losing happens. Winning happens. Neither is a permanent experience. The only thing I am for this life is human. I have female body parts, but they can be changed. I can have blonde hair, blue eyes, darker skin, larger breasts, and smaller thighs. None of these things are me….

201705.31
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Burnout

Too many demands, Not enough appreciation. Too many expectations, Not enough compassion. Too much drama over the tiniest issues and harsh punishments for small infractions. Disinterest in my world and my humanity. Oblivion where my needs are concerned, the stresses they add to, my hopes, and my dreams. I am but a vending machine, shaken…

201705.03
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This Moment

This moment. I am debating whether to go back to work or add to the workout I cut short this morning. This moment. I am enjoying the solitude of my space, the city, and my corner of the sofa. This moment. I am loving all of you, my mom, my partner, my friends throughout my…

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I Am Not the Label You Give Me

I am complex and multifaceted. I have many titles and wear many hats. That’s okay. I give others permission to be diverse, too. We all are more than our job titles, more than our family roles, more than our locations, political parties, temporary interests, hobbies, vacations, hairstyles, clothing, or furnishings. We are all of the…

201702.15
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World Traveler

The world seems different. I seem different. Yet the same, experiencing what had been overlooked, ignored, hidden, unknown, or misunderstood. Like me. Always present. Ever ready. Open-armed. Waiting to be examined, analyzed, appreciated, accepted, challenged, and alive. We are complex, yet simple, depending on our choices and needs in a moment. It passes quickly, or…

201612.05
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It Begins with the Listening

Listen for the hurt, the broken dreams, and the opportunities to heal them. Listen for the fears, the shame, and the cue to hug them. Listen not for the hate that developed in a world that rejected them, embarrassed them, cheated them, and battered them. Listen for the vulnerable one they try desperately to hide….

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The Guilt is Ours

I’m sorry that I didn’t notice you were black when we were playing at the mall. I was just happy to have someone my size to be with. I didn’t know our lives were so different. I’m sorry I didn’t notice you were treated differently in school. We shared the same buses, free lunch program,…

201606.13
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Don’t Be Mad at Me

Don’t be mad at me. I prayed for you today. Then, I meditated and set an intention or took a stand that you would have a life more amazing than you imagine possible. Don’t be mad at me. I wished you a Merry Christmas or happy day in 12 languages or 11 that weren’t your…

201604.05
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Alive in the Fear

  I’m not sure what fear is. An emotion? A belief? A self-imposed obstacle? A fantasy To make me think Nothing could be better than here? Than the long hours of work And nearly empty bank account? Than the empty womb, Empty home, And empty days? Perhaps fear is simply something we place on the…