Never Enough

Sometimes I know the words to say to give thanks for all you’ve done, but then they fly up and away as quickly as they come. How could I possibly thank you enough, the one who makes me whole, the one to whom I owe my life, the forming of my soul? The one who…

The Nativity

by John O’Donohue, from Conamara Blues   No man reaches where the moon touches a woman. Even the moon leaves her when she opens Deeper into the ripple in her womb That encircles dark, to become flesh and bone. Someone is coming ashore inside her, A face deciphers itself from water, And she curves around the…

Shielding by BiNkwana by Joshua Serutle

by BiNkwana Joshua Serutle   I’m building shells on my beloved one’s hearts hard laden steel sticks crossed on their chest shielding heartbreaks   I’m building filters on their ears I’m eliminating cruelty from reach sword words and serpents’ hiss   I’m setting flames on their mouths candle tongues burning in rage crunching lightning out…

Berry Picking

by Marne Wilson   You and I went looking last summer for raspberries and, finding none, were forced to admit that we have no idea what the bushes look like. I don’t know your excuse, but I never needed to look for raspberries before. I always had them pressed upon me. Uncle Eilert dropped them…