Uncategorized

What I learned in 2019

Wow, 2019 was... a refreshingly "mild" year for me. I mean, there was still sadness and joy and hardships. But 2017 and 2018 had some very significant trauma (and significant healing!). In 2019, I focused on continuing that healing and getting my hands REALLY in that dirt. Here are some of my favorite takeaways. I… Continue reading What I learned in 2019

Essays

An Analysis of “Today Would Have Been Five Years” by Onnissia Harries

On November 22, 2018, Onnissia Harries published a series of poems celebrating and mourning the completion of a relationship. The reader is given a hint in the title how this story ends, but that does not prevent Harries from creating an ebb and flow. She masterfully creates anticipation, hope and heartbreak. Harries artfully uses the… Continue reading An Analysis of “Today Would Have Been Five Years” by Onnissia Harries

Uncategorized

On the One Year Anniversary of Finding Your Body

i see your body in a series of images each one a picture of horror a stop motion film a nightmare where i can't move through fast enough fighting through air praying you were breathing i count your breaths notifying the dispatcher of each one have you caught your trauma, your throat a catcher's mitt… Continue reading On the One Year Anniversary of Finding Your Body