Inheritance

What will we leave behind for our children? What do we demand from our sons and daughters? What deep scars are we making now? That cannot be reversed? Is this the better life we worked for? Is this the inheritance we wanted to pass on? Or are we just leaving behind war, strife, and division?... Continue Reading →

Cold Gray World

Hands in your pockets, gripped tight on reality. Heavy, wool scarf wrapped around the face. Misty eyes barely visible. A layer of frost on the coat helps complete the ensemble. Uneven breaths form thin clouds. The cold, gray world seems distant. Unable to find yourself while standing in the crowd. Church bells ring hollow.  "Reach out if you need anything."When... Continue Reading →

What World Will We Return To?

Can we watch a pandemic shake us And just return to the world as it was before? Or is this the final straw, That breaks our world down and lets it change. A world softened by an ongoing crisis Soft clay able to be molded by the people who live through it. Instead of looking... Continue Reading →

A Quieter World

Everyone is stuck inside looking out. Distanced from one another. Public squares are empty. Schools empty. Restaurants empty. All very quiet. Trapped inside our own homes. Stuck with our thoughts. Our anxieties. News blasting loud. Fear and blood by the bucketful. Please, make it quiet. Washing our hands. Humming to ourselves to count the seconds.... Continue Reading →

The Last Calm Night

The tenth of September. Millions of Americans went to sleep not knowing it was the last calm night. They slept soundly as they recovered from their normal lives. Normal people with normal responsibilities. Work. Family. Friends. These were their concerns. But the sun rose the next morning and Americans awoke. People expecting a normal day... Continue Reading →

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