I Am a Rock

October 27, 2014

In the front corner of our front yard, beside the driveway and the road, are two huge rocks. In the opposite corner of the yard, also facing the road, are two more. When I say huge, I mean rocks that are almost as tall as I am (five foot, three and three fourths inches) and as wide as the span of my arms. They were …

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In Honor of the Somalian Refugees

September 8, 2014

Bola Bagti Dadaab refugee camp, 2011 This poem I wrote several years during the 2011 Somalian refugee crisis. I post today in honor of the Somalian refugees and refugees everywhere. I also want to say “Thank you” to all of America’s sworn-in citizens. You add much that is good to our country. I watch as my sister, wrapped in a white sheet, is placed into …

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Pink Quartz – A Poem for Mom

May 12, 2014

In honor of Mother’s Day, in honor of Mom–my hero, my confidant, my problem solver–I give you a poem. I’ve entitled it: Pink Quartz Dedicated to Mom, written for Mother’s Day 2011 She’s like pink quartz, I think. This is strange because she most often wears blue. Pink quartz is flaky and delicate as pastry— the sort of pastry that drifts against your teeth and …

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