EMOTIONAL STORM

  Crashes about on rocks Sharp, cutting, slicing The wind keeps following Pushing me to move But I don’t want to, can’t Legs feel like headstones As sand etches words Into my broken skin My lips hide from hope As my heart leaps And falls back again A painfully dark cycle I stand as a…

WE ARE ALL STRONG by Elaheh Bos

Around Valentine’s Day of this year my daughter told me she was going to celebrate strong women.  She said not everyone has a boyfriend and (she was 12) not everyone wants one.  So I thought let’s do it. So the question is simple.  If you were going to celebrate a strong independent woman in your…

ASSAULT ON SE TEXAS -by Don Ortolano

I received this email last Friday and wanted to share what my friend wrote.  It reminds me of C.S. Lewis’s THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, which is among my favorite written work. As my friend was in Texas enduring Harvey’s violence I was sitting here in Oklahoma wishing I could help somehow.  Other than writing a few…

SWALLOWING HUMANITY

The cracks will swallow you When you least expect them to The deep dark veins below Snake around your feet And slither silently to and fro Ubiquitously lacing surfaces Unapologetic and merciless With obscure secrets to bestow Giving air to the beasts beneath Who wait patiently to consume Eventually and completely The humanity that treads…