#FiveMinuteFriday: Blessing (a poem)

community Family Poetry

Reconciled to my maker in all things new
on this side of heaven until the roots
expose this tree trunk of a woman
branches adorned with last names
changed when the tongue refused to roll

#FiveMinuteFriday: Steady (a poem)

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//If I take this leap of faith will my feet still walk steady? Will my mouth quake with words ready for thanks and giving or collapse on faithless ground again? Today, I walked up these

#FiveMinuteFriday: Worth (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry

//God has not forgotten me blistered in the sky left to soar the world alone, grazing across tree tops Neither has he forgotten the five sparrows sold for two pennies the color of their wings

#FiveMinuteFriday: Expect (a poem)

Grace Latinx Poetry Writing

Forget what it looks like to reach out to someone because of what Twitter or FB says. Forget what it looks like to reach out in a revolutionary way to form a bridge. Forget what it looks like to just be your common self.

Book Review: All Day: A Year of Love & Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson

Book Review Marginalized Poetry Reading social justice Writing

Poets and educators are among the most underrated professionals of my time. I’ve seen firsthand what a poet educator can do for a group of teenagers eager to expand their conscious and their place as

#FiveMinuteFriday: Visit (a poem)

Family Poetry

All five generations of us alive
in one small bleached, concrete room
filled with prayer beads and penance
alive with the death of things
Not one of us allowed by our full names

#FiveMinuteFriday: Truth (a poem)

Faith Poetry

//I have loved you with an everlasting love, I read this scripture scrawled in the crease of a discarded notebook paper, the spiral fringe partied out on the other end – tired and worn like

#FiveMinuteFriday: Mom (a poem)

Family Grace Poetry Waiting

When the war is over and the ground tilled
a new bloom will make home in her spirit

Ma reminds me of struggle and strife
Take care of your own and to God the rest.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Should (a poem)

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For voice, hope, strength
every poet weighed with
the power of the truth –
our very existence the resistance