Monthly Archives: June 2019

Ghosts reading people stories

(Having a hard time with the 4th this year suite — poem 2) I have a sweatshirt with little ghosts — the kind like white water droplets with faces and they’re sitting around a campfire with a grandma ghost reading … Continue reading

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Prayer with Omar

Omar has asked for our prayers. My friend has visited him in the Adelanto Detention Center, where he waits, a gay man from Senegal seeking asylum in this country. They laughed and cried and they prayed together. His next hearing … Continue reading

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Why I was turned down for the DAR

(Having a hard time with the 4th this year suite poem 1 — sometimes I just know there will be more) I only asked as a joke, you know — but it was true. Though most of my ancestors came … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Yosimar Reyes

Yosimar Reyes names himself an undocuqueer poet in Los Angeles and I often am privileged to be reprint his work here. I would give just about everything in the world to have no reason to share his work except for … Continue reading

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Prayer for the immigration crisis (an homage to Gerard Manley Hopkins “God’s Grandeur”)

My little hand holds (and not the great world) the small shining of shook foil and there is no beauty that I see, only the blankets on children detained — alone and frightened, cold, and without care, without — O … Continue reading

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Pride

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else … Galatians 6:14 God who gives pride to those who have been discounted — raising up a rainbow of … Continue reading

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Lance and Christine Muteyo appointed as International Global Servants in the American Baptist Church

I am delighted to announce that Lance and Christine Muteyo — well known to my blog readers and readers of  Pilgrim Press publications — Gifts in Open Hands, From the Psalms to the Cloud, and A Child Laughs — Prayers … Continue reading

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