These are tough times to live in. Though Justice has stopped, other things must go on. Our children must go to school. We must earn a living. We still get married, without a big wedding. Birthdays and anniversaries come and go – perhaps celebrated in a chat room or live streamed. Life goes on, but…

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Lynching Version 2.0   Knee on my neck a modern noose Passive bystanders watching, recording, ignoring   Dignity cracked to pieces; faded fast into the trees Pressed hard; viciously like my cheek in the pavement Tears evaporated Breath dissipated Until breath was no more A divine expansion   Spirit flown into the arms of my…

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Yay! Here’s the cover reveal for SPARK: A Story and Poems Lit Alflame. SPARK is the first “single” off of my book Storm of Roses, 2nd Ed which is due to be published mid/late Fall! This single, “Spark” will be released within the next 30-45 days. EXCITING! You can get an electronic ebook or a…

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One of the difference between being religious and being spiritual is that religious people feel an overwhelming urge to “check off the boxes”. In the business world, to “check off the boxes” is a well-known catch phrase for pointing out superficiality. This is to say…we’ve taken an action, when the reality is the action resulted…

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~*Earth*~   The earth is alive Her heart is the heated core Skin, cool soil Grass, the thin hair of her arms   We are the microorganisms Sometimes we do right by her Other times we don’t And she flushes us away in floods Warps us with disease Or rips us apart with hurricanes Her…

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You only need to be one step ahead of someone to help them. No matter your situation, there’s always someone both worse off and faring better than you. Are you able to earn an income during this pandemic? Are you forced to go to work despite the risks in order to pay your bills? Are…

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Butterface by Avery Flynn centers around the very independent heroine, Gina Luca. Bullied terribly in her youth because of her facial features, she’s built up a coping mechanism to deal with the post-traumatic memories haunting her. Nevertheless, the pain of her past doesn’t keep her from a fulfilling life with friends and family. She also…

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Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh is a worthy choice if you thrive on slow-burning MM romance with complex characters and heavy angst. When it comes to romance, I’m an impatient reader who likes feel-good stories with a touch of humor and captivating writing. You know – the kind that pulls you in and never…

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Renewal is natural. Like the rise and fall of the seasons. Like the tide that rides high and then low. Renewal of the spirit is a necessity. It’s written that even the Blessed Radiance that some call God rested on the 7th day after creating our world. If someone as omnipotent and powerful as God…

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There is so much hatred in our world that we will throw battery acid in the face of a stranger without provocation. Regardless of which “side” you’re on, everyone feel’s they’re the victims. Justice is in the eyes of the beholder. Forcing girls to bleed through their clothes while on their menses is justified because…

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