21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die.
Ezekiel 18: 21
with much love, I consider how I have not, not ever been able to heal
myself, or another
my hands, my fingers, were too short to reach the deepest, bloodiest of hurts
my heart was too impulsive, too emotional, to hold another within moments
my eyes, too weak, blind really to see the whole of others
my ears too full to hear
my only hope is in my washing myself in his word; so I can feel, be cleansed of sins
wash; wash, cleansed for a moment, a healing, a first healing
from Poetry magazine
‘Ashley M. Jones is interested in the way that poetry can bring loved ones back to life.’ I am interested in the ways poetry can bury once loved ones without living memory.
some concepts, in coming out from COVID
Empathize, but don’t overshare
Rezaian says even his dramatic story of imprisonment tended to bore people.
While he admits it’s a bit harsh, he says nobody is all that interested in your tales of isolation, since we all have our own. But it is a good time to listen to those who need to talk, who have lost loved ones or suffered in other ways.
Many people are still getting comfortable with physical contact after months without it, and not everyone is equally ready to get up close and personal with others. It may not be a bad idea to keep your hands in your pockets for a few months, Rezaian says.
Embrace the change
Be aware that we’ve all changed, whether consciously or not. Not everything will return to the way it was before, he adds, so have patience with yourself and others. For all we know, some of these changes may actually be improvements.
does not desire to …
cook anymore, even for herself ( but )
maybe for her grandchildren
does not desire an intimate touch, from a
living, or even in her dreams a
quite ashes dead husband, in a bustelo coffee can,
she desires a short hair cut ( no more lengths, curls )
a person ( husband or friend who listens to her concerning why ‘ the kids never call’ )
she does not desire…
mother’s, day 2021
you are her:
little love; silences; no, no touches
nothing is as I prayed, imagined, felt,
first, she all ways/ always burns toast dark brown or
black, as a double-bar of dark baci chocolates
and next, as my love, my giving to her
she burns black
after 6 years of silence, after
six years of ‘I would never hurt you’
you revealed, the hurt
i have begun to
all my speaking or writing questions with…
exclamation points!!!!! instead of question
how are !!!!!! ( – pause – ) you !!!!!
how are you?
I feel ….
I am now, at 67, over,
‘Epithumlia’ in the Greek means to
too much, too greatly, to excesses, too
I have always loved in epithumlia,
to – to – the poorly chosen,
now, i try my best to practice, daily over