A Poem for Mike

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and this... this is for Mike. Mike was another homeschool alum like me. He was a college classmate and my friend. I want so much for the homeschool community to recognize that we have pain and problems also. Not just public school kids. I want people like Mike to … Continue reading A Poem for Mike

Poetry is how I pray: A Poem

Southeast Texas has the best fog ever. One of my goals for 2016 is to write a new spoken word poem every month. Here’s March’s poem. I’ve never read a poem in church before,But poetry is part of how I pray,how I attempt to squeeze the unutterable into syllables,how I capture infinity in my heartbeat.I’d … Continue reading Poetry is how I pray: A Poem

Outside: A Poem

The sun is shining over the flowers my grandfather planted. They're still growing, long after he died in 1995. One of my goals for 2016 is to write a new spoken word poem every month. Here’s February’s poem. We can breathe again, out here in the open.Drink in lemonade sunlightbecause each one of us has … Continue reading Outside: A Poem

September Again: A Poem

I read two slam poems this month at the LogOn Cafe poetry slam. One of my goals for 2016 is to write a new spoken word poem every month. Here’s January’s poem. It’s September again,and I feel autumn rushing through my fingertipslike frozen yellow leaved sunshineand I remember when I drank your words like water.That … Continue reading September Again: A Poem

Emotional Hypothermia, Part 5: This is your life

Continued from Part 4 I remember when We used to drive Anywhere but here As long as we'd forget our lives We were so young and confused that we didn't know To laugh or cry Those nights were ours They will live and never die Together we'd stand forever... - Skillet, Those Nights The first … Continue reading Emotional Hypothermia, Part 5: This is your life