Winding Roads

Winding Roads

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ~Max DePree How do we become who we need to be without a map showing us the path or, at least, the coordinate of the final destination across Terra Incognita? Is it because a glimpse of the treacherous road would terrorize us […]

The Persistence of My Existence

The Persistence of My Existence

I hear the call of a seasoned witchwailing from a murky draining ditchher black eye peering through a tartan buttonhole stitchcalling me to visit Greenwichand feast on a green willow switchwith a wicked son of a bitch

My Salvation Seems Always Beyond Reach

My Salvation Seems Always Beyond Reach

As a nonwhite person, the general, like myself, knew he must be patient with white people, who were easily scared of the nonwhite. ~Viet Thanh Nguyen Having, in this life, always existed on the white side of the fence, I have little to no understanding of the hoops the nonwhite must jump through or the […]

Do You Follow Ideas or Visions?

Do You Follow Ideas or Visions?

The white man has ideas. The Indian has visions. ~Crow Chief Visions, synonymous with hallucinations in Western parlance, there is little difference, are the purview of people not grounded in reality, the mad, the insane. In the West, objective reality is thinking Shangri-la. Yet few of us visit that place, let alone make decisions objectively. […]

Blood Lines

Blood Lines

Time dripped away like blood. Old men dried up and died. ~Yukio Mishima My blood droplets stain Earth creating a wavy line following me on my daily journeys. I would love to backtrack to see all the places my mind lost itself but those drops either dried on a rock that was kicked away by […]

The Ghosts that Taunt Me

The Ghosts that Taunt Me

He was haunted, same as she was, except he didn’t know the name of his ghost. ~Christina Henry I find myself wondering why my soul feels haunted, why it feels like something is off kilter with my life journey, off balance in my head and I am living at the inky precipice of confusion trying […]

Off With The Head

Off With The Head

Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul. ~Walt Whitman I was raised in a sterile environment, a suburban, white, Catholic petri dish enclosed in an adiabatic autoclave where I was shielded from the influx of those radical concepts held by people ‘not like me’. Non-Catholics could enter heaven? Impossible! US Presidents […]

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