Category Archives: Poems

Invitation to Brave Space

Invitation to Brave Space Written by Micky ScottBey Jones based on Beth Strano’s original work. Together we will create brave space. Because there is no such thing as a “safe space” — We exist in the real world. We all … Continue reading

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At a Child’s Deathbed

At a Child’s Deathbed, by Willem Elsschot Earth wasn’t forced out of its orbit When your little heart stopped beating The stars didn’t fade and the house stayed standing. But all the wails and silent sobs even while drinking a … Continue reading

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Does the Sparrow Worship You?

  Does the sparrow worship you? When making a nest in some hidden place When laying a clutch When anticipating the hatch When feeding the insatiable When watching them fledge; Does the sparrow worship you?   Does the nuthatch trill … Continue reading

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For those who do not know exactly what a Prayer is

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass the one who is eating sugar out … Continue reading

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Learning to Live

I Learnt to Live, by Sofia Kioroglou Before I got cancerI cavilled at everythingCaterwauled and spat outUnmentionable adjectives Before I got cancerMy children hated meI was controlling and unbearableA helicopter hovering over them the whole time Before I got cancer,I … Continue reading

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Lap Upon Your Shore

Lap Upon Your Shore   Everyone has wanted a piece of you till there would be no pieces left, I thought. I have watched you proceed and recede As age washes up on your coast.   After all these years, … Continue reading

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What it means to be a Burning Bush

What it means to be a Burning Bush While safe-keeping the flock in the wilderness He saw it: the flame of fire out of the midst of a bush And it was burning but not consumed. *1 It was there … Continue reading

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