it's taken decades,no, lifetimes,for those with wombs to have the government sign off on their right to sovereignty.as i grew in this world, i couldn't understand the national, platformed obsession with abortion. a cyclical obstacle, a normalized debate, that distracted from ongoing harm to already birthed humans.why is there such an emphasis on protecting those... Continue Reading →
an unknown life
sometimes we think that it will be this future point in time,that deserves all of our undivided attention.and try as we might, to consider all of the possibilities of what might happen then,we mostly cannot dream up the fixings of that moment.anticipating the convergence of energy, of something that feels like it might karmically determine... Continue Reading →
the art of transition
i hunger for depth.i am one to find containers that allow me to come completely undone, to travel outside of the ordinary.sacred ceremony, a session with my therapist, a conversation with chosen kin, a retreat...all offering the potential to be wildly transformational.and yet, in the transition from the depths to the surface, i often drown.there... Continue Reading →
for those looking for love, it can feel like we are waiting to start our lives. a zen teacher once said, "enlightenment is the constant state of orgasm." what does it mean? what are we searching for? it is our nature, as herd animals, to seek for belonging and connection. this is innate, not something... Continue Reading →
Dark Green Gaze
There he is again.Kneeling on the hard, grey cement that has been traversed by who knows how many feet.His hands outstretched, eyes searching.As hundreds, no thousands, of people whiz by.His pace. Still.Being here is his job, his survival.The others barely notice.If they do, it is with a quick glance, only causing them to increase their... Continue Reading →
I wonder what it would’ve been like if it was a black cop who killed a white man.And what would happen if charges weren’t flexed based on the presentation of the offender.I wonder what would change if we healed from the chronic illness of them instead of us.Or if the dynamics of hierarchical divisiveness embedded... Continue Reading →
Poetry of Shifting Shapes
What will it take to claim your life?To remember that right now,You are still alive.Still breathing.And what will finally allow you to give it all away?For new visions only ever birth from emptiness.And what, dear love, are you taking for granted right now?Recognize it soon, send it sweet prayers,For like everything, it will one day... Continue Reading →
Who Am I Looking For?
[Reflections upon jumping into online dating....] The swoosh of the thumb, Brings face after face after face. who am I looking for? Endlessly seeking for the one who I unconsciously believe will make me - this life - Whole. Trying to digest the bare minimum being offered about you, Sips of a human life that... Continue Reading →
Do you ever wonder why certain sounds call to you? How the sound of a mourning dove makes my ears perk, my head turn, But for you, it may have somehow escaped your knowing. Perhaps, for you, your eyes are catching the glimmer of sun reflecting off the metal of the hand rail, While for... Continue Reading →
Reverence: In Honor of MLK Jr.
And I asked her, what inspires you most about him? And she said, his voice, how he spoke out, endlessly, tirelessly, bravely. And she asked me what I thought. And I said, well, I suppose it’s that he saw the possibility of a world that had not yet been created. He stood for a dream,... Continue Reading →