How To Speak Your Truth

“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺” -𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘰 𝘒𝘢𝘬𝘶 First, you must find it within yourself— the truth— which will be like pulling a thousand weeds to reveal a single perennial flower. Then you will need to sit beside it long enough to know its roots are sturdy and long— that it can withstand theContinue reading “How To Speak Your Truth”

Programming Failures

Programming Failures I get in the car, turn on the radio to keep listening to the program I was listening to in the house before I had to run this errand. I am captivated by the story on NPR— a man blind since his 14th year climbed Mount Everest. I was hanging on every word,Continue reading “Programming Failures”

An Unverifiable Truth

An Unverifiable Truth I used to think know believe that I loved you so much I wanted your happiness above all else even if it wasn’t with me but now I think of how bitter I’ll feel in the future when I’m living my life without you— you with someone else, you happy as youContinue reading “An Unverifiable Truth”

Vino Veritas

Enough timehad passedfor her to knowit was over nowfinallyfor good—and the dear friendshad been consultedand had reactedsympatheticallyand enthusiasticallyto the newsthat moving onwas nowthe order of the day—and it’s trueshe liedbest she couldwhen she saidI’ve moved on—really, I have—and she told the friendseverything she didto saveand destroy love(which somehowwas the same thing)but tonightafter a long stretchofContinue reading “Vino Veritas”

Telling the Truth

The truth was a large albatrosswrapped in barbed wireuntangling in my chestand it started to choke meso what could I dobut reach into my throatpull it outthen spit into the innocent world  the small bleeding piecesthat didn’t come out clean ***** D9-19-2020

All You Need to Know

I want you all to knowthat I am guiltyof loving the wrong man—one who is marriedunhappilyto the most pragmatic womanyou could ever hope to meet—That’s what he said.He said other things toolike, let’s go to a concertthis weekend, I won tickets.So we did—and we did other sneaky thingslike kiss in the art museumin front ofContinue reading “All You Need to Know”

He is a Long Shadow

The forest is floodedwith dark shadowslong and angledmade of treesand tall grassesblocking the sun—and the sky is a blue roofsteeling for the rainabout to dapple the pathbetween meand my way home—where his absenceis all that waits for me.How longbefore I accept the truth?The truth—my faithful companionwho says, “See?He doesn’t exist.”He is just a long shadowmadeContinue reading “He is a Long Shadow”