poetry

Family Tree Legacy

  i pick up leaves shed by a branch stronger than oppression they reach out from millions of rings that sprung from miles of gnarled roots earthen worms pray to secrets etched into the bark beg me to decipher what will birth black butterflies and flood my memories with light the scent of petrichor stirs… Continue reading Family Tree Legacy

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poetry

Starting Anew

  i let go of the past that once held me under water. i had wrapped my loving arms around the carnage hoping it would change. light at my back warmed my skin, penetrated my heart until rain fell from my eyes. even in my lamenting i sensed the chiseling, beckoning me to taste freedom.… Continue reading Starting Anew