CW: Views humans as a part of the natural world, including predator and prey relationships. May not be appropriate for someone grieving recent death of a loved one. Cars retreat into their cavesDusk’s birds now plentiful.My soul’s light stands, gratefulthey are here, fillingthe space we left – for now. Reflects, gratefulfor the memoriesof grandfather’s farm. […]
The wind blows swiftly between here and there, rushing past each cheek leaving love’s mark – the commonness of community.
text source Contact,this is the moment when infection begins. How?Evolved, enabling. Smile, handshake, deceives. Welcomed in.commands, “More.” published 3/26/2020 Headline Poetry & Press
drop the grand Hoax
shush the lies to self and other
sink back into your primordial slime
reorganize, safely within your self-made cocoon.
Like ghosts of lands once stolen from
ashes dust the thresholds of new beginnings —
And conspicuous beliefs
OnBecoming is a memoir on rising through grief to be the self I always thought I would never be. I offer this creative nonfiction piece as a foreshadowing preface.