Tag: Hope

Ovation

Years ago, a friend that I only knew on Facebook, but a great friend nonetheless, went through the shock of her brother passing, unexpectedly. In sympathy, I wrote a poem imagining their relationship, a desperate attempt to console. We grew even closer after that. Some time later, she […]

Past Imperfect – #408

Terry paused, fully aware of which bathroom was more self-identifying, but trying to remember what state this was and whether or not there were any insipid rules created by local politicians who couldn’t care less about some of their constituents. Suddenly, Dolly Parton came trotting up, leaving a […]

Past Imperfect – #400

Momma: “Lucille, get away from the fireplace. We live in the projects, you don’t know what might fall out of there.” Lucille: “But Momma, it’s Christmas Eve. Santa is coming!” Momma: “Santa? Baby Girl, Santa doesn’t know where we live. We’re on welfare.” Lucille: “That’s not true. If […]

Flash Backward – #1

Editor’s Note: In the past few days, I’ve noticed a number of the bloggers I follow I have re-shared the first blog post they ever scribbled. I’m not sure why this is happening. Maybe it’s just one of those odd flashpoints where multiple people suddenly do the same […]

Peace in Our Time

Note: In honor of Spirit Day, an anti-bullying campaign in support of LGBT youth, I dug out this piece that I scribbled back in 2009. The editor in me really wanted to clean this story up, as I usually do when I re-post something dusty, but in the […]