Monthly Archives: October 2018

For Indonesia Lion Air JT-160

For families who gather by the sea, adding their tears to its salt, we pray. For those who search, especially those who dive in difficult weather, we pray. For those who learn and share what went wrong, we pray. For … Continue reading

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For Ntozake Shange (1948-2018)

Rest in dancing, rest in poetry, rest in your courage to face bi polar and addiction and a world that wanted to shed your words like the water of a hard rain. For I was pregnant when I first met … Continue reading

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Continuing Monday poetry sketches from Aotearoa / New Zealand

Ruatara Chapel Beyond the window the tide is out on long bay Okura, as it must have been at Oihi when the Ngā Puhi chief welcomed the first sermon to the land of the long white cloud. Nicky is here today … Continue reading

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Prayer for Pittsburgh

God, we ask your presence among the death at the Tree of Life – for those shocked and mourning — find comfort-givers, for the wounded — healers, for the fearful who shelter in place — the fragile presence of phone … Continue reading

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What I want to get in the mail

A funny birthday card that remembers my special day (preferably funny but not smutty) A sympathy cards to tell me how much someone I loved who has died mattered to someone else. Pictures drawn by small children in crayon or … Continue reading

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Guest post — A Larry Trent Story

    Larry Trent often lets me share the stories he writes about the people whom he meets in Los Angeles, in Mexico, in Arizona .. all the spaces he wanders seeking folks to help just a little … it … Continue reading

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Transgender Remembrance Comes Early

The annual deep mourning that is Transgender Day of Remembrance is still a month away on November 20. Each year we mourn those who have been killed and wish that there were a year when there would be no names … Continue reading

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