Category Archives: love
May. The month of her birth. The month I last saw her 8 years ago. The month of celebrating mothers. The month of missing her most. I was 15 and my best friend smashed a thickly laden with mayo bologna … Continue reading
Saltwater. When the words won’t come, due to tears, or frazzled nerves or a numbness of unknown origin, I return. When my head feels like a hundred tangled strings of strobing Christmas lights soaked in frustration and gasoline, I return. … Continue reading
Memory is a funny thing. Neuroscientists have been studying it for decades, and although they agree on certain physiological aspects of the creation, storage and retrieval of memories, much argument remains over how the process truly works and how all … Continue reading
“In This Language” Linguistics, etymology, semantics, irrelevant. More ancient than Tamil, Sanskrit, or Greek. No interpreters required. No translators needed. Only tongues to taste the universal, antediluvian, conveyor of love. CRR 4-22-18 National Poetry … Continue reading
I was thinking of my mom this morning as I began my traditional Sunday drive to church, therapist, and community service (the beach). I usually called her on my way to or from. I think she loved the fact that … Continue reading
If somehow you haven’t noticed, hearts are everywhere right now. There’s just one more day until the monumentally commercialized day to honor St. Valentine and the ones we love. The markets are flooded with readymade expressions of love to fit … Continue reading
The cancer of hate cannot be cured by the razing of monuments or the National Guard. Its legacy envelopes our pure and precious babies, infects institutions and poisons the rivers of love that nourish souls. The vitriolic vocabulary of hate … Continue reading
Or why I’m awake at 2 am. Because, all the swirlingwords.
DAY 16 of National Poetry Month A haiku about a boy who has my heart.